The drop of a glass brings us running
but we have to climb to see the view.
In this, the vow to love: to be there
when we break and to never stop
And to enter the vastness, side by
side, is like walking through a
forest at dawn.
And listening to each other squawk,
again and again, is to stand firm
before the waterfall of trouble.
Day in and out, we share the over-
whelm and the emptiness. All this,
while watching you and our dog
sleep as the furnace hums.
This is from my book of poems in progress, Elsewhere.
Check out Mark’s Events page at http://threeintentions.com/events for Mark’s upcoming in-person and online events.
July 9, 16 & 23: You Don’t Have to Do It Along: The Net of Friendship. A 3-session virtual webinar guided by Mark Nepo 1-2:30pm ET/10-11:30am PT. Details at Live.MarkNepo.com.
Aug 4-6: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Aversity, Weekend Retreat. (web link)