that stretch

we all do this:
start small & build up
it could be Jenga
or Babel we stack,
weak & teetering

or maybe
we just get taller
but we are always
climbing, building
extending touch
just past the stretch
of fingertips
to something
than us

sure, we have landed
on the moon
but sky
is still nothing
to thumb your nose at
& needs reaching
from the dirt up


About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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15 Responses to that stretch

  1. ruleofstupid says:

    …*zooms in on roller skates*… ha haaa, thumbing the nose eh? I see what happened there, I saw it … wheee *zooms of stage* … *sounds of breaking things!*

  2. BroadBlogs says:

    The edification of reaching for something higher than ourselves — or who we are now. I can read this on different levels.

  3. Green Speck says:

    You last lines are always so striking … you are a real wizard !!!

  4. Just read this bit in Ovid and the word “hubris” comes to my mind, and the old Greek giants “built a path to the stars on high, by piling mountain on mountain.” It did not end well for the giants, at least according to Ovid…

  5. I like the Babel connection. Hubris at its best? 🙂

  6. Jeremy Nathan Marks says:

    Reblogged this on The Sand County and commented:
    I find that this is speaking to something I am shadow boxing with right now.

  7. nelle says:

    We do reach, we just need to remember where our feet are.

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