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Imperfect Clay

Imperfect Clay

Published In Offshoots 14: Writing from Geneva 2017

Why fight and resist
this very grain of essence,
this fragile bit of who you are?
Pure shimmering light,
unrivaled being
capable of dreaming
like no other,
unique stardust
shaped over millennia
turned clay
once in touch with the earth.
 
Humble and soft
in your beginnings
brave and tenacious
as you encounter the fire,
your cracks and wrinkles
your open pores and curves
your beauty and your chaos –
everything is etched
into your story.

Love and compassion
ire and fear
becomes the breath
that holds you into being.
What would it take
to see yourself
as you are?
Imperfect, clay-shaped identity.

Choose wisely
how you fire the clay.

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