God speaks

Through storm

And through the rising flower


For the goodness

And, if it has to be, chastisement

Before all love returns or

So it seems

From a place it never left

The human will and mind and spirit

Love of all

Excelling loves

Perfection so near

In moving water and the fire that for now

Is contained

Inside dissolution

Ruin or old age

Waiting for will to turn so that

The paradox

The ears to hear will hear


C L Couch



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Comet NEOWISE seen from Rio Rancho in New Mexico, USA.