perfect skipping stone


bitterness weighs

like smooth stone

in a deep pocket,

turned over and

over and over, worn

by the long fingers

of hurtful memories;

familiar, uncomfortable

too full of mean-ing.


choose to limp

with lumpy baggage

or let forgiveness

reach firmly into

heart’s hidden folds,

remove hard burden

and fling it far,

leaving space

for lighter grace.






2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. whimsygizmo
    May 02, 2016 @ 21:50:18

    LOVE this, especially:

    by the long fingers

    of hurtful memories”

    and “leaving space for lighter grace”

    Great piece.


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