As far as the east is from the west

As far as the east is from the west…

(with apologies to Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss)

 

As far as the east is from the west

 

On one hand:                                                                                                                      And the other:

the regret of the past                                                                                      the anxiety of the future

meets you in the middle

presented

with a slap-dash shake-up

capable of making mountains

out of molehills.

 

Manning up out of the dust we must

or one of his, ribs

(if you’re of the lady-like persuasion.)

A little dirt never hurt

spit in the eye

making mud pies

caking it on

opening them up

until we can see.

 

Apple of His eye

seed of the tree

of knowledge of good and evil

grafted, after,

to the Tree of Life

planted for His purpose.

 

You say:

“I’m afraid it won’t grow.”

 

But every day:

you pull the weeds,

you water it,

and He shines the light even in the darkest corners of the earth.

 

You say:

“I’m afraid it won’t grow.”

 

But every day:

you pull the weeds,

you water it,

and He shines the light even in the darkest corners of the earth.

 

You say:

“I’m afraid it won’t grow…”

 

every day,

until…

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