#blogElul 5: Know
A poem for #blogElul 7: Be

#blogElul 6: Search

Blogelul2014-1SEARCH (6 ELUL)

I want you to see me
even when I'm unlovely.

Lost on familiar roads.
Who's in the mirror?

My feet are confused
but I know I don't want

to be a mechanical rabbit
on a greyhound track.

Is it safe to show
my true colors, flash

my most hidden heart?
Will you turn me away?

What mattered more:
the wrong turn

or the change in course?
What am I searching for?


I'm participating again this year in #blogElul, an internet-wide carnival of themed posts aimed at waking the heart and soul before the Days of Awe. (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read last year's and this year's #blogElul posts via the Elul tag; last year's posts are also available, lightly revised, in the print chapbook Elul Reflections.