Here in the stopover hut,
it becomes obvious, the common weight we share:
the burden of unforgiveness, regret,
resentment, the whole unholy bundle—
in the hut we pause to simplify, lay it down,
shake the dust off our feet,
But of course, this can take time,
more than we think we have; yet why else
would we have come in the first place?
If not to shed the dust.
Forgiveness is key to the spiritual life; to living unfreighted, moving forward, loving freely, unburdened. It’s one of the seven spiritual disciplines I touch on in my latest book, “Longings of the Soul, a poetic response.” Available on Amazon.