Arlyn

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PLUM BLOSSOMS
Words for Ganesha

Ganesha
like others, I have prayed
you’d lift the burdens
that weigh on me
like an elephant

Take one of your many hands
or trunk
and sweep the path
before me
“Please” I begged

But now I see
it was you
that nudged them
onto my road
so that I may awake

to find meaning
in the challenge
of all the boulders
placed for me to lift
climb over or around

I am not ready yet
to say “Thank You”

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Copyright 2006 Arlyn Serber