When you feel all alone,
tangled up in knots of doubt
replaying how it should be,
just stop and surrender,
hands up to the gun of blame.
You are not the only one who has
arrested themselves so painfully-
judge, jury and life sentence
sharpening the bullet inside you.
Forgiveness is not a free pass to
avoid responsibility or make amends.
It is a delicate key to your
painful prison of perceptions.
Each time you place a hand
on where the bullet entered,
listen inward for the truth.
Causes and conditions,
compassion and curiosity…
There is a larger heart that is
breathing and beating for us all.