prose poem for today
“There is a brokenness out of which comes the Unbroken,
Shatteredness out of which comes the Unshatterable.
There is a Sorrow beyond all grief
which leads to Joy
and a Fragility out of whose depths emerges Strength.
There is Hollow Space too vast
for words through which we pass with each loss,
out whose darkness we are sanctioned into being.
There is a Cry
deeper that all sound
whose serrated edges cut the heart
as we break open to the place inside
which is unbreakable and whole,
while learning to sing.”