An Alternate Reality

Archive for February, 2015

That Breathtaking Moment of Awe

It’s not in the planning
or fulfillment thereof.
It’s not in the normal routine.

It’s not in the things
that we think should be there
or in things we’re expecting to see.

But, it’s in the surprises,
the tricks of the light,
in the things that don’t
fit in our law

which give us a feeling
beyond our beliefs–
that breathtaking
Moment of Awe.


Not the dark night of the soul,
but only the dimly lit dawn.

Not the bitterness of despair,
but only the gnawing hunger within.

This winter of the heart.
This wasteland of frozen joy.

Waiting for relief.
Waiting for fulfillment.
Waiting for the warmth
of a new spring.