true self by Rick Davis | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

photo of woman sitting on rock
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lying on the pillowy bed
i count my breath

running from random thoughts
like jonah fleeing nineveh

i encounter a system of larks
realizing that the observable

universe is transient
and less than real

as i eclipse
the depths of peace

finding a God of mercy
in daffodils & tulips

allowing myself to become
an einstein of love.


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Rick Davis lives in the Chicago area, USA.  He is married to Marianne. Marianne has five children, and twenty-four grand & great-grandchildren.  They have a loved cat & dog.  Rick graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, and several graduate schools.  He’s has worked in market research and other positions.  He has worked as a volunteer pastoral counselor at Blind Service Association in Chicago, and at the University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago.  He is an ordained minister and interfaith Rabbi.



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