Made Small

When this brutal world hammers me down,
beaten metal on a block,
When this restrictive world pins me in,
measured minutes on a clock,
I search for sun behind grey clouds,
shimmering beyond the rain.
I search for love in humanity’s heart,
faith smaller than a mustard grain.
I find among the trees a peace, and in the ocean deep,
Spirit moving, a current, pushing hatefulness off.
Minds waking from centuries’ sleep.

Chani Zwibel is a graduate of Agnes Scott College, a poet, wife and dog-mom who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but now dwells in Marietta, Georgia. She enjoys writing poetry after nature walks and daydreaming. Read other articles by Chani.