Slowly, slowly

 

 

You bring your news
And I am in turmoil
I have my tantrums
And I ask myself why

But then slowly, slowly
I come to see you
And slowly, slowly
I come to know you
And slowly, slowly
You come to guide me
And always it hurts

There is my ego
There is my wanting
I make my demands
My calls upon life

But then slowly, slowly
I come to see you
And slowly, slowly
I come to know you
And slowly, slowly
You come to teach me
And always you are wise

I hold the glass
You show the fingerprints
Wherever I cling
You reveal the marks
I grip too tightly
And the vessel shatters
And it’s my hands that bleed

But then slowly, slowly
I come to see you
And slowly, slowly
I come to know you
And slowly, slowly
You come to offer to me
And still it hurts

You bring your news
And I am drowned again
I sense a presence
And I remember your name

Then slowly, slowly
I come to see you
And slowly, slowly
I come to know you
And slowly, slowly
You come to free me

Will I ever be wise?