A Prayer for Hole-ness
By Jane Tawel
May 25, 2021
I often pray for whole-ness,
but just today I thought,
that I should pray for hole-ness,
to become what I ought.
Wholeness can often mean control,
but emptying should be my goal,
not only just to make me whole,
but to embrace the empty spaces,
and broken lives, and lonely faces,
of brothers, sisters, enemies–
through empathy come remedies.
For when I leave a legacy,
There won’t be much left of my soul,
Unless I leave a hole.
© Jane Tawel 2021