A Metaphor for Life

This beauty is so stark;
plying my mind with
sensual gestures.  Here
we find diamonds in the drift.
Yet, these marvels caressing my
eyes are but clusters of crystals of ice –
sharp and exact under a microscope
while soft and generous in the
play of the day’s rays of sun.

These drifts stand in opposition to a seemingly straight
line, that is but a throng of dots upon closer inspection.

Drift beside line: together a metaphor for life.

What seems straight is a crowd of clumps and
what curves is a collection of crystalline lines,

Things are not as they appear:

the grave now Your womb and
my kindness Your cross.

2 thoughts on “A Metaphor for Life

  1. shoreacres says:

    I enjoyed the phrase ‘diamonds in the drift.’ I’m preparing to post on Lagniappe about the coming of spring’s ‘ditch diamonds’ — it seems the world is sparkling everywhere.

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