|(jann castor, 7thth of March 1998
...No one is grown up except those free of desire.
Take a glass of wine
and before you drink it
look through the mysteries it holds.
Take a loaf of bread
and before you eat it
feel the maker's sweat and care it retains.
Take a book of poems
and before you read it
look beyond the thought it took to bring it into being
Take a heart of a man
and before you break it
and try once more
until its learning becomes your journey.
copyright Jann C. Castor © 1996