What if I were to tell you
everything you learned in church and school
of how to be who you are
You know the truth of this.
But how will you live
allowing this shattering awareness into your life?
How will you navigate and find your way,
you blind man walking by candlelight amidst milky galaxies
within and above and below and all around?
Sometimes it is easier to forget
you ever knew this inner light.
Tempting, not to pick up this ownership of your life.
But then you remember, like a seed awakening
the aliveness of awe and wonder that love to bubble
up-from and down-through
your feet and groin and heart and throat and mind
and you know again
what it is to drink at the spring’s source
the thirst quenching Water of Life
every sip restoring and informing the truth of who you are