It is divine love that both steadies us
and remains steadfastly with us
along life’s unpredictable journey.
The purveyors of perfection
want us to believe two things:
 Life is geometry, ergo
the acceptable distance
between two points is a straight line.
 The “right” product will assist you
in navigating this straight line, lickety split.
Peace and contentment will evade you
until you accept the deeper reality
that a meaningful life meanders
all over the page, leaving a wobbly trail
of forth-and-back tracks that could never
pass perfection’s sobriety test.
It’s a dance that is made-up for us
as we go, ever-drawing us
toward hope as we balk, stumble,
and even backtrack our way
through life’s labyrinth.
© 2014 Todd Jenkins