Under the Snow

Under the Snow July 26, 2021

Across the years, my drift into
understanding has been like a
hawk descending in glide, one
spiral after another, until I have
landed where flight is no longer

And my breakdown into peace
has been like a cliff standing up
to the sea, until after all my suffer-
ings, I only long to join, until with
each crumble, I utter, “Take me.”

Now, my ability to give is ever
increased by my acceptance of
surrender, like a dandelion
finally giving way to the
slightest gust of wind.

A Question to Walk With: Describe how your sense of understanding life has evolved over the years.

This excerpt is from my book of poems, The Tone in the Center of the Bell.

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