More Than a Metaphor
Life’s unfolding traces helixes
filled with twists and turns
into three dimensions.
What seems at first like tracing circles
getting nowhere slowly,
brings depth and forward movement.
to walk imagined separation
between the “church”
with one foot lovingly emplaced in each
in both doubt and faith,
and ambivalently strung out,
to abandon either.
Such interlacing, I’ve concluded,
about a fuller universe –
finding truth in each,
though sometimes feeling bridge-like,
and walked on from either side
long posed as mutually opposing.
— Doug Vest