Jabbok

in slant and dappled light
two kingdoms meet
the running border
of the river struggles
with itself………stones
smoothed………by
wild water……..tumbling
oblivious to the fall of chieftains
the shift of power
the shuffling of wealth
are nothing here
beyond sweet light
moving through air
and water……….two realities
wrestle…………..one will not
let the other go
and one will not let the other fall

in this thin place
they must meet
collide…………..connect
life to itself
the wound not incidental
but a pivot and a lintel
turn………………the door is open

About Jan Dean

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