Lent 2

Against You

Not in self-flagellation, but
Why return, time and again
To paths that lead to pain?
Why persist in not even
Aiming at the mark?
The desires of the heart
Are divided, at best,
Only in part seeking good;
At worst ignoring,
Not even caring to ignore
What is right
In your sight.
I examine myself.
In my inmost being,
I claim to cherish truth,
But hope not to have to act on it.

JM February 23, 2012


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