Tuesday, November 13, 2012


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“Wear no one’s shadow,”
said the Sun,
throwing off the dark
night of the day.

The light you most seek
must be your own,
not a celestial arriving
or re-incarnation of stories
that have outgrown
their telling-time -

These are Earth bound only
to re-mind you of
your own forgotten power
of illumination.


Here in your vulnerability.
Here in your broken-heartedness.
Here is where you should

Everything that has ever cracked
you open has served its purpose.

All light wants to get out into the world.

When I watch you,

I cannot help but wonder
if the sorrow residing behind 
your water-pooled eyes isn't the
cry for help from the grieving torch 
that you hid 
under a belly-scorched bushel 
long ago.

You must end this eclipsing of Self.


When will it be alright for you to shine?

I cannot help but think
that the time

is now.

© 2012-2017/Jamie K. Reaser
Published in "Coming Home: Learning to Actively Love this World"
Talking Waters Press

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