10/01/2012

Be A Wanderer


 'Be a wanderer.' ~Jesus, Gnostic Gospel of Thomas

This whirling heart is wilderness, a chaos
of blossoming. Wander here like Jesus
til you're good and lost, then take off your shoes
and call it home. With every barefoot step,
the earth says, "welcome."You never even get
close to where you were going.
The only consolation is to throw away your map
and start dancing right where you are:
naked, arms outstretched toward sunset,
praying without words, without names
for the stars that arrive one by one like
honored guests. Dust is your sacrament now.
Taste immortality between your toes.
Linger, but do not stay.

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