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The nature of jealousy’s holes

Have compassion on those who are jealous of you –your love that goes in will fall out of their holesbut better your compassion than your spitewhich will stick to you both © Meisaan Chan

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Vision

When I am pushed to the maxhelp me handle myself carefully, tenderly, delicately:Help me discern who also willand who won’t © Meisaan Chan

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Companions

All the earth needs a companion:the horizon to the skythe trees to the windthe hawk to the cliffthe bee to the flowerme to you:sacredness © Meisaan Chan

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The dearly beloveds

The masses don’t have to know who you arebut your dearly beloveds: Yesto them, reveal allreveal all © Meisaan Chan

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My relationship to words

My words ache to be used deeply, to calm stormsbut they don’t have to:Only I am in charge of their depth © Meisaan Chan

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In gratitude to the helper

I needed help and you came pulling me from the mire and in that moment when your hand grasped mine: Somewhere, far off and not far off a galaxy exploded, came back together – For Erica © Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the lonely woman

Once, God appeared to a woman. “I am the Lord,” God said. “You aren’t the Lord,” the woman replied. “I would recognize the Lord on sight.” God appeared to a second woman. “I am the Lord,” God said. “Not true,” … Continue reading

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Loving when you don’t want to love

Loving when you don’t want to love is the work of heroes © Meisaan Chan

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The helper

I tried to carry your burden and I fell, crushed I gave your burden to God and all is held © Meisaan Chan

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I cannot carry your burden

I cannot carry your burden but I can carry your heart © Meisaan Chan

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