I’ll be away for a few days playing catch-up, reading poetry, and caring for my sweet little girl–an overly-curious Texas Heeler–who is recovering from a Copperhead snake bite. (Thankfully the vet says she should make a full recovery.) Stay well my friends, and I’ll see you in a few days, Christy
Someone spoke to me last night,
told me the truth. Just a few words,
but I recognized it.
I knew I should make myself get up,
write it down, but it was late,
and I was exhausted from working
all day in the garden, moving rocks.
Now, I remember only the flavor —
not like food, sweet or sharp.
More like a fine powder, like dust.
And I wasn’t elated or frightened,
but simply rapt, aware.
That’s how it is sometimes —
God comes to your window,
all bright light and black wings,
and you’re just too tired to open it.
Dorianne Laux, “Dust” from What We Carry. Copyright © 1994 by Dorianne Laux.
*originally shared June 6, 2014