eagle’s flight – the way – gaps – 3/1/14


There has been a gap as my poetry has taken a back seat recently to the temperature rising at work.
I’ve had some successes with building tools that solve problems that engineers appreciate and still use after years. And there are people I still talk to about such things. And I’ve had some failures especially in satisfying higher ups wanting quick progress in proscribed ways. And I don’t learn new languages as quickly as I once did. And so I wonder at the changes, at what sort of transition I approach, and just how I take a next step. God is present, and is saying, “visibility”, “transition”, and “yep, its hard”.

… and life
comes and calls me to attention
to attend to issues
suddenly come front and center
as at work
when the crazy spills over
and the gentle shouting  starts
the lack of structure
or success
or growth
or numbers
becomes unbearable
and words speaking urgency
raise in volume
and action starts
and hopefully settles in
to a pattern
that builds
rather than tears holes
in valid structures

getting people moving
is the first shout

and in a useful direction
is the second

and if all goes well
the next
restarts building a new coherence
removing old structures
become barriers
and replacing them with new
of identical
or perhaps
if we’re lucky
slightly improved

— — —

and for me and my wife, I am wondering what my next steps need to be …



About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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