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The Garden of Grace

If the shadow 

is not seen 

when the light 

is shining

half of what is shown

goes missing. 

Oh how damaging

the exclusionary instinct!

For in the garden of grace

both perfect rose and pesky weed

are welcome to share equal space.

Thus everything must be included –

the light and the dark,

the desired and despised.

Try to encompass it all

for there is no whole 

without the other half.

 

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