May I lead you outside of town?

Away from expectations,

Opinions and well-meaning advice?

Away from the “you shoulds,” and 

“You ought to”?

Take my hand and let us walk to

Where we are alone, apart from the

Crowd to where we can hear the breeze.

Do not be afraid if I touch your eyes

Once, twice, again.

At first all may be blurry – 

It is for all of us – but focus as

Best you can, look closely at

Yourself; study the trees and the

Ants that crawl up their bark.

Listen deeply to the inner voice of love.

Notice how gradually, slowly, 







Creation and the


Are coming into focus.

Don’t go back into town.

About Dr. Larry Taylor

Radical Anabaptist, Jesus Freak, Red Letter Christian, sailor, thinker, spiritual director, life coach, pastor, teacher, chaplain, counselor, writer, husband, father, grandfather, dog-sitter

Posted on January 12, 2023, in Poetry, Spiritual Direction, Spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: