Thursday, July 20, 2023

Yes? draft no. 2

Wounds from a friend can be trusted

Wounds from an enemy, too

because they wouldn’t be there

unless you had let them through

And if you are the one agreeing then

they must be what’s required.

You are a Good Shepherd,

not the one that’s hired

You are a Good Shepherd

The one for which and I was sired.



What meager habitations God requires

What diminutive spots he lands in

How else could he have managed

how else could he have hung around

the whole universe from and for him expounded?


Why are we never quiet?

Why can’t we sit and rest?

Why won’t we let him inhabit

Every pore within our breast?

Now that’s a universe itself.