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Dogs 2016

TRAVELING IN PLACE
(4/11/16)


Eckhart wrote
that we are
as close
to Jerusalem
wherever we live

than if
we were touching
The Wailing Wall

the concept
is difficult
to grasp

we understand
the theory

the theology

we can be
no closer to

no further from
God

despite
our location

there
are no
geographical
advantages
to worship

to enlightenment

we know
these things
but still feel
that we must
go somewhere

move
to a holier location
of devotion
in order
to free
our souls

we try
again

remaining
still

meditating
anew

attempting
to sense
some inner
atlas
of faith

saving at least
the soles
of our
sandals