The Mystic Spinning of Threads

The Mystic Spinning of Threads November 12, 2018

I wonder where you are tonight.

Each of you. You who I lived with

for twenty years. You who I grew

up with. You who I almost loved.


Are you searching for a sweater

as the sun goes down? Are you

running from the law? Or from

yourself as we did so long ago?


I feel you dancing with each other

in the basement of my heart. When

I call, you hush each other till I’m

drawn into some other trouble.


I hope you’re not plagued with

regret. Some things are not meant

to mend, but break into some-

thing entirely life altering.


We did what we could.


A Question to Walk With: In your journal, write a letter to someone you are no longer in relationship with, trying to be honest without judgment about what transpired between you.

This excerpt is from my book, The Way Under The Way: The Place of True Meeting, 2016 Nautilus Award Winner.


*Photo credit: Samuel Silitonga

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