Too Much Light 4: Prepare Your Feet

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   No room,
and yet there is room:
in shoulders, between lanes,
by roadsides, in industrial paddocks.
No room, perhaps, for cars, yet feet
have space to move, if you,
  traffic-sore, should rise
          and step
into the space where lavender
shifts in wind, gnarled
      tree trunks climb
   to upward     possibility.
He comes
     on desert paths; He plants
His footsteps in the raging sea.
As inlets, channels, block up here,
       prepare your feet,
    prepare your way,
          prepare to come    and see.

Note: Most of this poem was written on a chewing gum packet while stuck in traffic. Chewing gum packet attached to post.

5 thoughts on “Too Much Light 4: Prepare Your Feet

  1. I love how you’re using “too much light” and building to one of the most important events in history, Matthew.
    I’ve never used chewing gum wrappers, but I have used serviettes in coffee shops or shopping dockets in various places.

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