A Drink of the Wilderness

How often do we assume
things will take care of themselves
only to find what we had been hoping for
lying out back in the dumpster?
And then a teacher never met before
steps through the narrow door
of our very lives and introduces herself
with intimacies and challenges
taking our breath away to some other land.
We try to explain the essence
turning us into the separate and excluded.
We look for the reconciliation including
oneness without becoming sameness.
We open our mouths to speak in parables
finding that once again we can drink
abundantly from the deep wilderness.

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