Saturday, February 28, 2015

Promises and compromises

Promises and compromises

I made You a promise
I could not keep,

left intact but compromised
like an outed spy behind the lines,

a violated quarantine, corroded
girders and bridge supports,

an immune system after disease;
a promise made naively,

doomed to failure, made of love
and ardor, I could not keep,

my separate existence being
the inherent contradiction,

the broken promise, itself a compromise
to the integrity of the One True Whole.

O child of God, the human being is a compromise
between the immortal and the nonexistent.


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