Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?~Matthew
Like a stalwart engineer in Pisa
studies lean, adept in kinesthesia
and dynamic soil structure, keen to fix
the problems I perceive in piles of bricks
I retreat to my tower, meditate
–the wounded healer theme to integrate.
In brevity’s honor, I’ll simply say
these planks in my eyes will show me the way.
Featured image: the implode effect on an image of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Title from a quote by Mary Shelley about calming the monkey mind: “Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.”