A Thought for Thanksgiving

This is all about kindness.

Myths of the Mirror

 Syrians
Kindness

Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.

Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest…

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2 thoughts on “A Thought for Thanksgiving

  1. Thanks so much for the reblog, Suzanne. I didn’t mean to turn off comments on the post, but perhaps for the best since I’m heading out to my daughter’s home. Have a wonderful day filled with Kindness 🙂 ❤

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