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Poem 140 – Startling Truths

Startling Truths

you can think
what do I do with all this truth?
as your hands instinctively open
palms up – like it’s holdable

the truth can be startling
an undoing, even
when you discover its
staggering volume

you can fall to your knees
tear out grass or
pinch your thigh &
cry-whisper: is this truly so?

the truth answers 
in morning dew’s cheek
on sparrow’s feather flap
with snail’s gooey trail

you can feel & speak
with your heart or your mind
or your soul or all or none
the truth waits – serves
says: when you’re ready, 
I’m here. I love you.


One thought on “Poem 140 – Startling Truths

  1. ♥♥♥

    On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 8:53 AM VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” Startling Truths you can thinkwhat do I do with > all this truth?as your hands instinctively openpalms up – like it’s > holdable the truth can be startlingan undoing, evenwhen you discover > itsstaggering volume you can fall to your kneestear out gras” >

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