Cracks in the Sidewalk by magicjackatx 2012.11.13

Sidewalk Shopping in Hollywood California

Sidewalk Shopping in Hollywood California

they taught me that this path was only possible
in this very tried and certain way
salvation is the goal, and fear of cracks imposed!
don’t step on the cracks! or break your momma’s back.
but as children we have no idea
that what we are told
is anything but the absolute truth
don’t step on the cracks! or break your momma’s back.
and thus so it was for me
my innocent eyes were closed
I had no uncomfortable reason to question.
and I followed faithfully
don’t step on the cracks! or break your momma’s back.
everything seemed to have a reasonable
answer in our little protected world
but then one certain day we see the cracks!
we jump over them on sidewalks
don’t step on the cracks! or break your momma’s back.
cracks are bad luck
cracks in faith of what we believe
shake our foundations
don’t step on the cracks! or break your momma’s back.
man makes arguments
names things
attempts to own those things
once we have named them
even the unknown is named
so we can seek to own
even the greatest of mystery and wonder
and the untouchable and seemingly unknowable
dimensions …inside, outside, under, above the cracks
of our lives
don’t step on the cracks! or break your momma’s back.
mom is past 80 now and has new hips, but never had
a broken back, only a few pains in the ass, and nine kids!
-no never a broken back, so I ask you to consider…
are you focused on the cracks?