Sunday, August 31, 2014


Al-Khafid: Diminishment, Divine Depression




You cannot shy away from this,
how drawing yourself into a corner,
arms around legs,
head on knees,
merely compacts the pain
in a smaller space.

Then, the hiding has to explode into
 standing
or running
or fighting.

Choose the one that moves energy
the most effortlessly. No.
I cannot tell you which one it is,
only that
when you finally act,
you will not lie.

A single leaf trembles,
and I wonder,
what does the tree feel?

KBN

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