growing in reckless disarray far
from the trellis with its measured lines and squares.
Out of control and knee deep in weeds and fallen leaves—
the rich compost of soil below.
Insects that come to feast on our decay,
is perfection, indeed.
Indeed, everything is trying to help us live
even in our dying.
Give up trying to sanitize your life away.
Life never works like this.
You are not as together as you would like to believe.
Give up your dreams of enlightenment—
let it find you while you go out and live.
Fall down and get up again—let it be worse or better than
you ever imagined.
Dear, you must surrender to the beauty in everything
before you can really know anything.
© 2015 Shoshana Wolfington