10-9 The Reality of the Unseen

Years ago when I studied this boon, a chapter captivated me and hence:

 

“The Reality of the Unseen”

—A chapter title in James’s Varieties of Religious Experience

 

Six inches last night. Junipers, shagged with snow, bow

 

as next door, I shovel an elderly couple’s driveway.

Against the whiteness, black asphalt is a desecration.

 

In the distance, a wind chime pierces the mute cold.

Its character is its destiny, too.

 

A blue shadow appears unseen behind a house

until the sun peers through clouds.

 

Some cardinal hops towards a Juniper.

her tracks are twin stick men, raising arms

in exaltation as they multiply behind her.

 

The Unseen abounds over and under drifts,

peeks through a porch screen slash.

 

Unseen but visible

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