Cost of Awareness

“So I’m only interested in what I can articulate with the things given me
as confrontation. I can’t worry about what it costs me.”

      – Robert Creely, An Interview

               what does it cost,
this art; our daily bread,
the slow pain…

evolving over morning;
the little labors of kindness
we are exposed to;

a movement in the bones,
the head,
a memory here then there,

a darkened room best left unsaid;
else, almost everything
we’ve ever been or said:

a momentary vigil
of the truth,
an honest discourse

that brings us confrontation –
a resolution into awareness

– Steven Craig Hickman ©2014 Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author is strictly prohibited.


2 thoughts on “Cost of Awareness

  1. Oh! I didn’t have to wait! Marvelous. Thank you for how you bring us gently into truth, into the confrontation.
    I wish for me that always ended with “a resolution into awareness”
    LOVE that line.


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