Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Rehab Poem Attributed to Todd S.

This alone is what I wish for you: knowledge
to understand each desire has an edge
to know we are responsible for the lives
we change. No faith comes without cost.
No one believes without dying
now for the first time
I see clearly the trail you planted
what ground opened to waste
though you dreamed a wealth
of flowers.

There are no curses-only mirrors
held up to the souls of gods and mortals
and so I give up this fate, too
Believe in yourself,
go ahead, see where it gets you.

Rita Dove, Demeter's Prayer to Hades

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