Examen (Sonnet)

Woven together of heaven and earth,
holy-human flow of embodied self.
Foundation and floating, you are a drop
in the vastness of love. Feelings, fears stop

you, hold you back. The journey itself's worth
the wait. Restless desire, love, it's birth
of more, starts in the heart, flows from the top
of time to the end, this unceasing loop,

push-pull, pause, guilt purge, and holding the still
voice in your body, the force of your will.
Stalemate ahead; accept the self you are,
the calm in the chaos, you see how far

you have come, left to go. Quiet and breathe.
Respite of thought, striving. Let go and be.

© Christine Salkin Davis, 2019


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