Epiphany 4 C

refugee's refuge

a prophet’s first work
is a revelation to self

primal distress abounds
attention must be paid

who am I - beloved - really
what is my authority - clarity - really

so many unresolvable doubts
so many predicable fears

identity is refuge
always available in a moment

have identity
will travel

prophets do not reveal G*D
already closer than breath

prophets do reveal distance
from intention to consequence

we hurt the ones we love
when in them we see our captivity

prophets only do their best
to work themselves out of a job

their responsibility is great
even though they cannot be responsible

simply being there and here
their reflective nature is easily dismissed

patiently they give themselves away
insistently they endure hope

all for a moment of insight
put into motion from then on

oh, I have been a child
it is time to be accountable

face to face reveals
the distance we have come

face to face reveals
the distance yet to go

face to face reveals
belovedness clearly

face to face
refugees heal






fulfills the past
our infancy is revisable
fulfillment erases
all manner of memory
fulfillment displaces
any and all limits

There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face . . . for ever. [1984]

begins tomorrow
our future is caste
fulfillment completed
erase faith
fulfillment fulfilled
displace hope
soma is enough

There's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears - that's what soma is." [Brave New World]

reveals continuums
our present vibrates
fulfillment awaits
love's dance
fulfillment makes room
engaging gifts