Monday, February 23, 2009

lenten meditation

as i kneel to receive the ashes
i think of all the times
like dust from my feet
i tried to shake you
tried to make a break from you
and how you’ve clung
with ferocious tenacity
unwilling to let me go
til you’ve blessed me
with a reminder
of my mortality
and i leave the rail
with a limp


Abbey of the Arts said...

mandalas are stunning and your poem just beautiful. thanks so much!

Stacy Wills said...

thank you! and thank you for providing me with such wonderful inspiration with your poetry parties!

ymp said...

Thank you. I needed this reminder this week. (And most weeks, but especially now.)

Kate Jobe said...

Stacy...your work never ceases to amaze me. I have something for you @ my blog..visit when you get a chance..Kate