When I left Christianity for another path,
I thought I had done something radical.
I felt relief at all the things I would never
have to do again.
And yet, the further I walk this path,
the more I find essential
things I thought I was free from.
I find myself turning to prayer.
Gratitude is recommended
by all my gurus
and even by therapists.
at the door of my heart.
I continue to learn patience
through situations beyond
And I still must walk in faith
of things I can not see.
I thought I’d found a shortcut to spiriruality.
A more joyful road, maybe.
But a path that’s just as long.