Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Precious Thing

You want to hold, withhold the precious thing –
sequester it – secrete it into shadow –

to be alive with it in private – bring
it into undiscoverable quiet – away from prying,

craven and misunderstanding eyes
to hide it in a haven – a place to harbor its deep

saving grace, to keep it safe, devise the perfect
prayer to pray to it, to find something to say to it.


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