Leaning Into Life

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Like the cedar out my window
leans to reach light
roots straining from the dirt
risks the danger of uprooting completely,
I too lean toward something elusive.

Goodness, perfection, truth.
I think it is truth I yearn to bask in.
And yet, reaching for it puts me in danger
of losing hold of the life
I am rooted in.

I and the cedar
see something more
that appears within reach
if we bend a little, try harder, let go of more,
be content with less

and hope that roots still grounded
will be enough to nourish and sustain
our awkward position
to know.

©2015 Sharron R. McMillan

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2 Responses to Leaning Into Life

  1. Heather says:

    Both seeking the Light. Both wanting to live in(en)lightenment.

    Like

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