The Believer

faith has never bloomed easy for me,
i’ve had to till hard soil to make
anything grow, cut my hands on
brambles of doubt that choked out
anything green & hopeful that
dared try and blossom.

but as any tender knows,
the patience was worth it,
and oh, the way faith grows
in my gardens now
that these seeds of belief
have unfurled above
the earth, ushering in a
sacred ripening season

The is the second installment of the 11 Months, 11 Readings series, which features a new poem each month inspired by an Oreanam Oracle card that is drawn by the author on the first day of each month.

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Featured Photo by Elayna Mae Darcy © 2023

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