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Mesmerized

insence-smoke

I sat transfixed
no, mesmerized
watching the incense smoke
curl
stream
disperse
then vanish completely.

The sweet, heady scent
invited me
into its dimensions
delighting
enveloping
embracing
my weary soul.

The blithe ribbons floated as beautiful
agonizing prayers
swirling towards heaven
lovely
lonely
sacred
wisps of incense smoke.

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Consumed

He ventured outside
seeking the perfect green leaf
to make it his own

The trees that he saw
stood naked alone dying
they were all the same

“Eaten by the worms
bewitched infested blighted
what could have done this

I must have my leaf
what injustice befalls me
today in my wood”

The whole forest moaned
“you demand of us our fruit
our root seed and wood

Reap without sowing
peel dig eat cut maim starve kill
‘give me more’ you say

Yet you wonder now
what ill brings this destruction
upon you this day”

He appeared puzzled
gripped by deep thought or darkness
or maybe just gristle

The trees paused hoping
their demise hung on the breeze
like yesterday’s rain

He hadn’t heard them
one lone leaf turned in the sun
he picked it and left

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Before It’s Too Late

Malia picture

Before I become too jaded and believe that they are hopeless,
beyond repair.
Let me offer a chance for choice,
a glimpse at something better.

Before I become too cynical and say my efforts will be wasted,
used for vice.
Let me recall my own rescue and not deny the same
for another.

Before I forget they are your children too,
loved and cherished.
Let me love them as you do, without condition,
without fear.

Inspired by discussion in Sunday morning Bible class, August 5, 2007.

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