Tuesday, July 15, 2014

when the prodigal returns...

when the wraecca is gathered back in

after years of suffering

and desolate wanderings

atoning for his pig-headed lack of loyalty

by an unexpectedly forgiving liege

who gouged his price for betrayal

and is now satisfied that the price is paid

and the lesson is learned

and the atonement is complete

that is when the wails cease

that is when the lamentations end

each of us comes back to this source

amended and pardoned

or rebellious to the end (even onto non-existence)

I in my wanderings

was still loved enough by those I thought lost

to choose the former

each of us on our intractable journeys back

allowed our finishes or our fresh starts

and that is when we know "home"

and that is when there's nothing more to say

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