we give thanks for tiny prickly perfections

Thank you to my new friend Doug for sending this exquisite image.
It pulled out a poem. Or  was it a prayer?

 

Baby Porcupine

 

beloved life

we give thanks for tiny
prickly perfections
called porcupines

we give thanks that they
nestle so trustingly
in our hands showing
us what it means
to allow which is
to love

we give thanks for the way
they expose our own
vulnerability and the
prickles we hide it beneath

we give thanks for tiny
prickly perfections:
those we hold in our hands
and those whose hands
hold them

we give thanks for this
small revelation and
how it trembles the heart

amen

– miriam louisa


Douglas O Smith


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