Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Al-Wasi: The Elastic Heart

It actually may begin with doubt-
the big WHY that makes us face
the way the Orca sweeps the baby seal
up in spray and red and teeth,
and then sinks back into the place
of gray ripples.
We so need to love,
we so need to be loved,
and in the end, we find,
the elasticity in our hearts,
is the very fabric of

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