An Eagle reflected in water
When so much is taken
in anger and terror — a thunderclap


that shocks the breath from us,
porous vessels,


we cast about for light
among shards.


We dwell in a ruined garden,
tasting what’s bitter


from the tree of knowledge —
too much frailty,


too much Cain and Abel,
too much chaos and Babel.


We reach to touch souls
as luminous as mirrors


so we might reflect light
back to each other.
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