R.A. Sheldon


R.A. Sheldon Poems

1. Little Way 2/21/2012
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Little Way

Chest heavy

Breath light

Heart empty

(that could have been full—

of a man's adoration,

children's chatter,

an infant's coo)

But is empty.

Chosen so.


(And empty, also, of bitterness) .

Again, and again, emptied day after day

(She labors like Sisyphus)

And empties herself

of anger

and bitterness

and self-desire

and despair

Save the desire of Love.

(which does not come)


Alone in the dark

(calling ...

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