The Ancient Modern

After All, Heaven  /  Joshua Alan Sturgill         

The two kinds of compass
are all you need to prepare yourself

for your encounter with God.  1.) Two
arms connected by a movable joint

for constructing circles.  2.) A magnet
balanced on the point of a needle

for finding East.  Two compasses
prepare the two essentials:

boundary and orientation.
There are more elaborate tools, 

but compasses are the right
beginning.  After all, Heaven  

does not demand perfection, but 
patience.  Not success, only courage

All poetry and supplementary material: copyright 2021 by Joshua Alan Sturgill. All rights reserved.

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