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Let my trust be in Your mercy, not in myself. Let my hope be in Your love, not in health, or strength, or ability or human resources. If I trust You, everything else will become, for me, strength, health, and support. Everything will bring me to heaven. If I do not trust You, everything will be my destruction. Thomas Merton Thoughts in Solitude


I trusted my strength,
lifted weights, made
muscled arms strain
overpowered everything.

Young fool!
thinking blood
can forever freely rush
from throbbing heart
to grasping hands.

One day
into a morning mirror
I looked

and saw my father
gray and failing.

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