a string unwound

I must apologize,
for wanting to make things clear,
for connecting A to B to C,
as though there were a line
we could follow, taking us out of
the darkness

a string unwound on the way in,
so that after the slaying was done,
we had a chance to return
where we started

but that wanting was my error,
of wanting a way back, when I
should have known all along –
that being lost and alone in the dark,
was really the only
way out



by Richard Wehrman in Light Was Everywhere
Richard is also the illustrator of Rafe Martin’s books
Endless Path and The Banyan Deer

Thank you, Richard, for a profoundly beautiful book of sensuous wisdom

4 thoughts on “a string unwound

  1. Lovely prose, but you’ve always preferred light over darkness and joy over sadness. Connecting A to B to C should never be apologized for !! (yes, I know…never end
    a sentence with a preposition!)
    Love, Sis

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