Struggling to Relax

We carry the weight
of a dark world
in tensed muscles,
and tight jaws.

Struggling to relax
against what we bear
in our bodies.

Without knowing
our eyes were made
to look out on a world
we must learn to live in
and not back at ourselves
where we fear there is no light.

We are too close to see
it is our own sun blinding us.

We are too foolish to know
we are clinging to nothing.

Photo, Poem, and Recital © Nick LeForce
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Always in the emptying
we will find what we did not know
we were looking for.
We cannot carry the world
we live in.  But we can let
the world we live in
carry us.

The poem, Struggling To Relax, is part of my first book of poetry, Heaven In Our Hearts available through Amazon: