By Appointment

(photo from Earth Loving Lens – 2014)

Oh my beloved,
how you jest.

Of course I can find you
in the dishes and the washing.
The minding and the mending.

You are there in all of my efforts
and all egoic failings/fallings.

You are with me-

Not only when I am bowing on
my knees, with forehead kissing Earth.
Or when I am pleasing
or praying with perfect tone.

Absent my love is not.

You have tickled me again.
In quiet laughter,
a discovery.

It is my own departures
that I must tend to.

For you are always there
to be found.

Recommended Articles