Sunday, April 10, 2011

Trust in Tribulation - NaPoWriMo 9/30

Tribulation is the soul’s tattoo,
each painful instance injecting
perspective like epidermal ink,
but in its unsavory raiment also
refining as if afire.
Each indelible lineament
may come as we tarry
on tenterhooks, the skin
of our understanding stretching and
tearing and yielding and stretching
and screaming
be right!”
The uncertainty with which we
receive each stripe
sets our spirits to shaking,
jaws clenched and crunching down on
spaces without wisdom,
time abetting our forgetful nature,
anxiety blinding us to the bigger picture –
the wonderful new perspective,
impossible without such pain.


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