• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 07

When I Forget How to See

you teach me how to close my eyes,
how to remember all the promises kept,
all the answered prayers,
all the good fortune, all that is right
before me.
You show me how to sit in the stillness,
feel earth’s tender breath; how the moth does,
how to play over in my mind’s ear
the unsung notes of the concertina; that covenant.
While twinned under the arch,
you assure me, there is always a bend towards justice.