While ambling along, one day.
In search of eternal beauty amid the crowds,
A different reality, I happened across.
Vaporous, gaseous: humanity spews forth.
Presenting ourselves to the world:
Blemished, but hopeful.
While pursuing approval and endearments:
Blood-smells and sweat, pungent and acrid.
Announce us: surround us; trail us.
Immersed in ordinariness,
Hairy-ear orifices: warts, knobs.
Still craving love’s caresses.
Presented for inspection:
Leaking noses and dank breath.
Lumpy bumps and jiggling flesh.
Dry rot of ideas; smallness of mind.
Seeking ever-new depths of tolerance.
When offering none in return.
Making the leap—succeeding in part.
I see a glimmer, though miniscule:
Of what we ask of God.