Thursday, November 19, 2015

Examine

Picture of old Roman well for "Examine" (poem)  brokenbreadandsmallfish.com
It's hard to examine
when everything's been turned upside down
when I'd rather not think about it
but just
retreat
to that numb place
where I can do what I need to do
without feeling

but
even that
needs examining 

has it been long
since I felt joy in this place?
in just being here
tasting the air
feeling Your breath
Your pleasure

in this
in me

and that, too
needs examining 

by numbing myself to the one
(so I can function, of course)
have I
inadvertently
numbed myself to the other?

I want to drink deeply from these wells.

If I just can't right now
I need to examine

not the wells  
they are what they are
but
myself.



Linking up with Velvet Ashes at The Grove where the theme this week is "Examine"


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6 comments:

  1. May you be able to drink deeply, Michele, in the days and months to come.

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  2. Michele, Praying for courage and strength for you. Praying today that you feel His nearness, goodness and grace.

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