Respecting the awesome power of words!

Circling

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Photo by Lee Lindsey McKinney

The birds are circling overhead,
searching for a spot to land;
but are they buzzards
who’ve caught the scent
of rotting flesh,
yearning to prey
on another’s disaster,

or doves in search
of dry ground,
eager to carry the good news
of olive branch back
to those who’re hanging on
through the hell
of flood’s high water?

I think I see both,
and today’s sunrise
is asking me which one
of them I’ll become.

The circle of fear contracts.
The circle of love expands.

Which one will I choose?

© 2016 Todd Jenkins

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2 responses

  1. Our minds are cycling around Noah simultaneously — remarkable.

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    August 17, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    • Actually, I stole the Noah idea from your morning post. 😎

      Like

      August 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm

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