Distinguish Light from Dark

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Like animals moving daily
through the same open field,
it should be easier to distinguish
light from dark, fabrications

from memory, rain on a sliver
of grass from dew appearing
overnight. In these moments
of desperation, a sentence

serves as a halo, the moon
hidden so the stars eclipse
our daily becoming. You think
it should be easier to define

one’s path, but with the clouds
gathering around our feet,
there’s no sense in retracing
where we’ve been or where

your tired body will carry you.
Eventually the birds become
confused and inevitable. Even our
infinite knowledge of the forecast

might make us more vulnerable
than we would be in drawn-out
ignorance. To the sun
all weeds eventually rise up.
~Adam Clay “Our Daily Becoming”

 

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I walk among clouds
suspended above me and surrounding my feet,puff balls that blow and shatter,
scatter that covers the path,
if I knew where to step next.

And I don’t know.

All I know is to keep moving toward the light,
to leave darkness behind,
to rise up determined
to reach what just exceeds my grasp.

 

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4 thoughts on “Distinguish Light from Dark

  1. The insidious darkness that seems to be all around us, especially now when our world,
    our nation, the Body, is in turmoil HAS BEEN overcome, as John so emphatically tells us.
    Thank you, Emily, for reminding us of Jesus’ promise because it is so easy to become discouraged and disheartened by forces beyond our control – and betrayal by persons and institutions that seek to destroy us by distracting us from that saving Light..

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