Trinkets From My Soul

I think that I will go

to the place
where I am the religion
the golden calf
melted and forged
from trinkets
baubles
jewels

sacrifices brought before me
of the firstborn thoughts
the fattened feelings
that have glutted
on shiny judgments
and prickly prejudices

in that place
I will write hymns of Solomon
who buried pride
to uncover wisdom
who second and third-thought
to bring peace

a place to worship at the feet
of will’s strength
and sing my hymns
four beats to a measure
with every fiber in this clay

so I might cleanse trinkets from my soul

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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