Weaker than Water

"In the world, there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it." –Lao Tzu


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Sometimes a storm strips my mind

down to a puff, a bird’s

cry for mercy and worms.


And I, in my now naked head,

wander back to the monastery,

the grotto, the place my parents brought me


when I was young. God was always a cloud,

beams streaming through gray,

like my most brilliant self.



Katherine Gotthardt

Copyright March 13, 2011

*This poem first appeared in the Fall 2012 edition of  The Spirit that Moves Us.


Author: All Things Writing, LLC

Katherine Gotthardt is CEO of All Things Writing, LLC, a full-service content development and content marketing company. A published writer and seasoned educator, Katherine leads a team of professionals on a mission to make clients shine online and in print.

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