Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Weighed and found wanting

You say these old ideas
have been weighed and found wanting.
Might it not be true instead
that it is your scale that is out of date?

Perhaps our national reluctance
to move from yards to meters
parallels a spiritual reluctance
to set aside the old framework
for fear the timeless values it contains will be lost.

If I or my ideas are too heavy or too light,
the scale you use will not change their weight.

Only I can do that, by drawing closer to the Center.

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