Thanks Charlie

I contemplated my friend’s joy

in the middle of the night when I was not sleeping.

How can her joy not be diminished by pain?

There is no be doorway into joy,

If I have to look for it I will not find it.

Guilt likes to keep in seeking

and not finding.

The idea of finding the door was a misdirection!

Can I go to the flip and claim my responsibility

for the entire pain of the world

that way guilt has no wiggle room

and something peaceful like joy is here instead.

These are my thoughts this Thanksgiving.

Thanks Charlie!

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