misdirected / by Laura M Kaminski

a response to Ihsan Jaffar‘s “Our Heroes”

misdirected, only
these aspirations

misunderstood, only
these desires —

does not each
sapling yearn
to grow into a larger
tree? each cherry
blossom beg
the bees for pollen
that it too might
make fruit?

even this idolatry
is a reflection
of our wanting

the dawning
of our craving
to be part of something
greater than our

even this idolatry
is only misdirected

does not Rumi say
the One accepts
all coin, bad
and good?

–Laura M Kaminski, 2014