Saturday, March 03, 2007


You have looked inside
And seen the worms.
But I have seen the dark,
Rich soil they make.

You have named the shadowed beasts within
And shivered at their forms,
Forgetting that naming is the first step to understanding;
And understanding is the lion tamer's skill.

You have seen the fragile, sore, self consciousness of the inner self
But not yet realised this second sight
Is the source of all compassion.

You thought you saw ugliness
But it was only unformed beauty
Waiting for the time of grace to fall.

(c) A McN


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