So Warm We Fall

It is the sun
that heals the darkness
these anxious aches we carry
like some second suit of skin
not mind you by choice
but by our birth

It is the light
anoints the ancient
these wounds incurable
stones within our souls
that fear all finding
fear all loss

In the sunlight
we outwardly darken
as inwardly we awaken
to mercy so inexhaustible
to grace so irresistible
so warm we fall

About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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9 Responses to So Warm We Fall

  1. rozaliadame says:

    Beautiful rhythm in this.
    Very well done!


  2. Morgan says:

    Lovely way to start my day…Thank You :)


  3. menomama3 says:

    A beautiful piece of work from one who gathers stones.


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