I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

I SEARCHED FOR MYSELF

I searched
for myself
touching
touching
touching

I awakened and opened
petals full of dew
glistening with joy
my garden
teeming with spices

The bee
finally came
seeking nectar
and I said
taste me

while the music deepened
with yes,
and yes,
and yes
flesh turned to spirit

spirit affirmed flesh
a deep embrace
then
a holy silence

— Abraham Menashe
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