(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
look further
and further
and try once more
until its learning becomes your journey.

copyright  Jann C. Castor  © 1996