April 5: Knotted & Frayed
The path to inner peace is knotted like a forgotten rope at the bottom of the sea
With one hundred different ways to begin to unravel the strands and find the center.
We complicate the path with variations on a theme of uncertainty and solidarity;
Determined to unknot the path though our fingers bend and our caloused hands bleed
From the effort to unwind ourselves from the knotted, rugged landscape of our hearts.
Over under around and through we follow the mountains and valley and never quite see
Beyond the next bend the frayed edges become worn with time and tears.
An new knot forms over the scars of forgotten dreams and unmet hopes
fraying and breaking off as we resign ourselves once again to simple survival.
Through our finite and too quickly passing days we find the strength
to unravel one more knot one more time and discover who we have always been inside.