Solstice of Dread

Ypsi RobinBy Ric Hudgens, 6/28/18

When my life
feels weighted with care,
tossed between headlines,
I know one truth,
maybe two,
that inform my situation.

Outrage is easy.

Compassion is hard.

The need of this hour,
our solstice of dread,
is the difficult, tragic,
healing work of compassion.

Don’t fear angry clouds
nor shy away from
dizzying cliffs of despair,
but understand
new beginnings will not blossom
under such shadows.

Compost your loss.
Honor your grief.
Lean towards the source
of all light.

Let others glean the harvest.

Yes, my friend,
there will be a harvest.

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