A Balance of Truth

…like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a parched land. — from Isaiah 32:2

Let us put to sleep our distress,

stow our woes in sunken chests,

hide away our sorrows,

push down the unrest

of our weary souls,

not in denial of a difficult world,

but to shift the ballast

of our passion and joy —

we must let the beautiful

out to breathe even when

the whole world fades to a fallow

gray, hold to the balance of truth —

there is light where there is shadow,

extol the blessings of each day.

—C.L. Fisher, January 2022

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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