Shift

there is an illusive sheen facing balance -
a reflection playing against itself -
there, not there

daily we work within iridescent faith -
yes, there will be recognizable mercy -
an after.

I contend we are all beings living out a faith. In every moment exist uncountable actions left to purpose themselves out – the heart beats, eyes blink, a simple breath continuing.

An acute awareness is realized in the sudden absence of the simple, – the ladder’s momentary tip then regain – and the gasp of that enfolded by deep mercy, in which exists explicit gratitude.

And yet, staring down the face of the enormous unknown, onward we continue in the silent faith – in the relief of the “didn’t happen” happily explained to a control we can only name as “angels unawares”.

Grace-filled, we feel a responsibility to our own force, our own voice, to take the reigns as best we can. We realize that effort is required to take an active role in the shaping of our own lives. Perhaps this is the essence of a duality unrecognized, what philosopher Alan Watts called “the cunning” of ourselves.

And what of when the absence of balance touches fatally some place in our lives? When there is an after that demands from us, more? What is there that stops the falling; what ledge, branch, hand, out stretched and equaling our own will to live, redeems?

Perhaps that alone is God – echos of your won and willed voice – reaching again in faith.

Shift

kenroome

Concord, United States

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