Emmaus

      First the walking
the long hollow walking
utter loss
uttering loss
the muscle of grief
the unknowing of wisdom
surrender of what we think is
      Then the mysterious accompaniment
unseen unknown sure
realm from within become beside
      The unraveling of known texts
into unimagined questing
questions from behind the eye
behind the heart
sight athwart insight
the possibility of possibility
      And then the bread
sun become food
energy made matter
a body re-bodied anew
that realm become this one
      the sharing
absence made presence
death made life
in suddenly familiar undying love—
      And in an instant
this instant
there is no “first” and “then”
what wasn’t is
what can’t be is
everything is and is so
      in this now-ness
now we see
we see Now
we see You
     Now changed
joyed
to tell
to cry out in wonder
      now
running
long ecstatic running

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

April 16, 2021