by Mark Jodon
I dream about the inside of darkness, new creations waiting for birth. How miraculous to see what is born in the wilderness struggle to rise and stand on wobbly legs. I think we must trust the light inside our darkness before we can see our way to our feet. Sometimes the darkness is our chance to practice getting up after we fall without anyone seeing us. Maybe there are angels tending to us in the dark, in ways we don’t know until we learn to walk.
Mark Jodon is the author of Day of the Speckled Trout (Transcendent Zero Press). He is an Iconoclast Artist (www.iconoclastartists.org). His poetry has been featured in the Houston Poetry Fest, displayed in a city hall with a photography exhibit, quoted in a doctoral dissertation, incorporated in a wedding ceremony, and read in contemplative worship services.