Dear Miracle

Setting free the beautiful truth inside.

How Water Over Time Goes

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294602_232947533419473_102333399814221_580425_213359260_nNot so much by relentless hammer blows—
the rubble pound of life,
rather by wind that blows
‘cross water, skipping, skidding, rolling,
smoothing over without care or heed the many edges of things.
Washing past what cuts, what causes to bleed
in sprays and stings, in the steady pulse of waves heading toward land, or in
strong undercurrents without end
wearing things down, leveling them out,
the jewel refined,
the patina rubbed in, shined into the stone.

Change comes slow,
does not relent or flinch, hitherto howls and moans,
sings its wearying song.
All the jagged lines, the gouged holes done in
by the slow increment of time,

the tic toc of year upon year pushing against,
wearing down both stone and skin

And one day, surprised, you wake up
after you’ve become transparent enough,
and the beautiful thing inside,
the truest gem of shimmer and light,
rises up and up and flies.

© 2013 Susan Wolfington

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Author: dearmiracle

The hardest thing you will ever do is tell yourself the truth. This is about that. Vulnerability, becoming comfortable with ambiguity and answers that don't always arrive when we think they should. Living in that liminal space, a threshold of not always knowing becomes a sweet spot, a place of opening again and again.

One thought on “How Water Over Time Goes

  1. Many many years of small micro particles perform insignificant changes till occasional storms push debris to scratch deeper into stone. As the storm passe’s and the rainbow glows overhead, the waters slow, stone takes on a new character in time.

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