Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Living outside the garden
there is shame,
desire, dominance.
The curse of thorns and thistles --
seeking security in relationships and work --
leaves a dry taste of dust.

Ah, but there is a secret!
The cherubim are not posted
to keep you out -- only
to keep I out.

The essential you,
the you under the I,
is protected forever,
undefiled and undefilable.

You can return
for you never left.

-- Carolyn Goddard

No comments: