Finding Space

by Mark Chmiel

“Look, I know things are strained between the two of you
I’m not gonna tell you to practice metta for him—

Things are too tender for that—
But I will tell you what his guru once said to Ram Dass,

‘Don’t throw anyone out of your heart’
So I’d simply encourage you to try this—

In the coldest, littlest corner of your heart
Allow him that space, that’s all”

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