Take the Good

Take the good as you find it;
don't set down a marker to say,
'This far and no farther' or nothing
may come to you that you could recognize.
And if you could recognize it
you would be saying, 'Hello, old friend,
I wondered if I'd see you again.' But then
how to find the new, the good newness
that is out there, slipped in between
the hard rocks of experience, the sudden
shiver on the water's surface, the quiet
breath of the person next to you leaning
into the vast open vault of forgiveness
there for the taking, not depleted,
a spring of everlasting life, a seeing
through the grime and dust to something
beautiful, ancient, original —

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