Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Discomforting Sanctuary

on July 25, 2016

Like a cathedral’s soaring vault
Outside my window tree branches arch
Forming my sanctuary roof
Green as summer.

Here inside my writing room
Quiet and cool invites my muse
Leaving world and strife behind
Perhaps I can escape.

But not today.
I cannot rest in solitude
When cries of anger, pain and fear
Pierce my self-centered peace.

I have no healing words to write
Only love wrung out of me
To fling into communal scream
What will become of us?

9 responses to “Discomforting Sanctuary

  1. den169 says:

    A moving sharing of existential anxiety!

  2. Plakshi Jain says:

    There is no escape. An honest piece on today’s humanity.

  3. Eileen says:

    Expresses our feelings exactly. How to respond creatively somehow, not just react……that’s what tortures me.

  4. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks. Existential anxiety captures what I feel.

  5. I of July says:

    You created an atmosphere with it.

  6. A wonderful way to express our feelings!

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