Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Facing Leviathans

When I was five I faced
Alligators at Okefenokee Swamp.
When I was fifty I faced
Whales in the wild at Depoe Bay.

What is this fearful fascination I have
With leviathans?

Maybe it's a God thing.

And even though my whole body
Wanted to barf or faint,
I peered around the corner
To glimpse the divine
As long as there was somebody
Holding my hand.

It's good to remember
What it's like
To feel small
And survive.

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