Tuesday, October 19, 2010
In the Balance
IN THE BALANCE
Notice how she waits in expectation,
contemplating maybe, just how justice works.
Does she sense it hangs on holding steady?
Does she sense unbalance in the end?
Doesn't she look like somehow she might not know
that the weight she holds so level will shift as on a whim?
One little thought falling like a feather or one wrong move heavy as a soul;
one of her decisions, shiny as a pearl or light as a pocketful of poesy--
just one small word and the world can lose its balance.
Just wash it from her hands and it all falls down.