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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Allah, I am a fragile path of artifacts:
a lead Buddha facing Mecca,
an iron cast Vishnu, four arms
reaching towards the Middle East,
a Christ, eyes closed. Steeped in deepness,
these are the figures of journeys.

They are more than décor.
They are trees lining a road as ambiguous
as history, silent guides sunk in soil.
How I love each, inviting
them to root themselves—which they have.
It is painful.
The ground is grass and tender.

Step lightly, oh Lord.
Leave no holes,
but leave me not alone.

copyright Dec. 31, 2013
Katherine M. Gotthardt


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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