How much courage does it take
to change your life?
How much bravery must you muster
to say no mas?
We’re taught to believe it takes heave and ho
to alter the course
but that may be just a spell cast over us by sad sacks
to keep us staid.
Legends hint it may only take a small kindness,
such as the shy smile
of a stranger at a street cafe table, to prick you
to the urgency of the now,
to draw the blood of another life.
Street Cafe in Rome

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  1. nwhannas on May 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Yes…no need for knickers in a knot. Thanks for the reminder that small things needn’t be small.

  2. Ann Voskamp@Holy Experience on May 23, 2013 at 1:07 pm


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