Tuesday, 28 October 2014

This Silent Vow

With no thought to what I ought
I do just what’s required
The absence of rules, observances and resolutions
Brings a deeper resolve,
A wordless commitment:
To meet whatever calls

No longer abandoning abandonment, fearing fear,
Rejecting rejection or leaving loneliness on its own
To dwell in abandoning, fearing, rejecting and leaving
Until their time is done

This silent vow
Is to be here for it all
To consecrate all that’s been held mundane
To see the worldly in the divine

To move my allegiance from those false idols  
(What wasn’t and what may yet be)
To worship at the altar of what is

To stand, naked and vulnerable, as I am
No longer sheltering in the shade
Of beliefs, conditions, ideas or excuses
To emerge into the light of now, blinking
And a little timidly, at first.

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