#10 – the Light

Repetition is holy.
Repetition is holy.

If you open your eyes
open your eyes,
let the light in,
the light inside
will shine,
shine out
shine out
shine out into the world.

The world is holy,
The world is holy.

If you open your eyes,
eyes open to the world.
The light inside.
Let the light in.

Resurrection is
repetition is

Ten thousand buds budding
on ten thousand trees trying
to grow one year wider,
each spring. Let the light in.

 

(First line stolen from Nikky Finney’s speech accepting the National Book Award for poetry, as per the prompt.)

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