Simply Everything!
Thomas Merton Brightman
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Awakening in time

First inkling
How much unhappiness
There is in your life
That you did not create by yourself
Tis the beginning of
More than a novel

Can explode into epiphany

Reckoning of rare reality
How successfully happiness is hindered
Closeted secrets, family baggage
Conspiring to contort
One's participation in life
Alienation of 'Self' and 'Other'

In its wake

We are brought up short
Puzzled by the suddenly visible
Contradictions and pervious suppositions
In all that has gone before
Life is rewound
For second and third viewings


Addled at first
Out of the mudding mess
Appears a humbling clarity
Which informs and enlightens

Simply everything!