© 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
The Tumble Wheel
The universe is a kaleidoscope.
One cosmic turn of the wheel,
one small shift,
and the design changes.
All the colored bits and pieces
form a whole new pattern.
That pattern can be painful;
if sharp edges rub mercilessly
alongside round soft protuberances
in the maze, blood will flow.
Then it’s time for bandages and balm,
and hopefully a haven
where you can hide and heal.
If all the curves and angles
align serendipitously, however,
a bright clear byway strewn
with stars and magick opens up,
pulling you along with irresistible magnetism.
There’s no predicting what
the next adjustment will bring.
You can wonder and guess and dream,
but until the hand of fate
presents it to you –
as unavoidable as death and taxes –
it’s a waiting game.
The universe is mercurial;
it whirls and spins
the wheel in its own sweet time.
Worry is useless; hope is smoke.
You just wait,
sometimes for a heartbeat,
sometimes for the next blue moon,
until it happens.
© 2012 RC deWinter
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