Ode to Wonder

Kara B. Imle
2 min readAug 24, 2022
image credit: Greg Rakozy on Unsplash

Do not deal in the currency of cynicism.
The value of that coin is falling
due to inflation.
Rather, cherish wonder
which becomes rarer each year
until it falls on the ear like a forgotten language
you knew before you knew what knowing was.
Children deal naturally in wonder
they have it in abundance
they pay it out freely and never lack
until
they begin to know things.
Then wonder slips through pocket-linings
leaks away like light from a setting-sun sky
or is…

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Kara B. Imle

Memoirist, poet, shamanic practitioner currently residing on Turtle Island.