Monday, December 30, 2013


Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

To wonder is to
surrender to the questions
that will not let you be
what you are not,

It is to put your throat to the cosmos
admitting your vulnerability
in the painted face of uncertainty,

It is to be curious about all
of those things that could destroy you,
or love you,
or do one and then the other.

What if I forgot, just for an instant,
what is real and what is not?

I wonder, in the end,
if it would matter at all.

© 2013-2017/Jamie K. Reaser
From 'Wonderment: New and Selected Poems' (a work in progress)

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  1. loved the poem... all those fears and dreams we face and the courage to face them...

    1. Thank you, Robert - for your note and presence here. Wishing you a wonder-full 2014!

  2. Just beautiful, Jamie! Of course, I'm a sucker for anything "wonder," but you've captured a slice of it so well! Uncertainty, vulnerability, curiosity and, ultimately, surrender.

    1. Thank you, Jeffrey. May your New Year be wonder-full!