Dogs 2015

A PRACTICED GLOW
(8/28/15)


we become
so inured
to the varied
items
of our
busy lives

we experience
them
so often
that they become
almost invisible

but each
and every
one

whether perceived
as good
or bad

is a miracle
of existence
upon this tiny planet
floating
in such an endless
void

incalculable
improbabilities
occurring within
an infinitesimal
slice
of infinity

we should
constantly
be in tears
from the realization
of our fortuitous
situations

but no

we complain

we fight

we destroy
that
which should be
held constantly
in wonder

we become
bored
with the everyday

we are
lost

the solution
is to see
the grace
bestowed
upon us
on a daily
basis

in everything
and everyone

the process
is difficult
for most

there
are so many
worldly happenings
in the way

at first
we may only
perceive
the barest hint
of a glimmer
for fleeting
moments

but the more
that we repeat
the exercise
the more
that we realize
the brilliance
that bathes
us all

this shine
of creation

this love
of God

once
we awaken
to such astonishment
we understand
that the light
surrounds us

fills us

always

from birth
to death

preceding us

surviving us

spotlighting us
for a brief instant
in the glare
of immortality