Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Al-Wakil: Bringing the Circles Full

Are you in a wrestling match with 
some angel?
Why not
give up, 
instead of going for the big gun this 
God already knows all your names—
trust that.
The giving up is the giving in,
like laying your head on God’s lap,
a letting go
a much bigger consciousness.
And in that state,
even the bird feeder with its floating red leaf
will unfold prophesy,
even the fine sprinkles of dog hair 
clinging to your dress pants
will read like scripture,
and when you look up into a cold and clear night sky?
Oh, my friend,
you’ll understand the term


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