The rumor of “No”

The rumor of “No” is murmured all around you.
“No” shouted,
“No” intoned like a sacred chant.
All those noes like a whole language.

It’s to be expected.
They are not how you navigate.
All those noes are the darkness of the night sky.
Your Yes is a star against that velvet.

Shine, beloved.
Someone
making their way across a sea of noes
is looking up.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

April 23, 2021