Original Sadness

You were supposed to love me as I was…

but you were the source of my

original sadness.

A sin to be born here

and not to be

loved.

Like some unworthy thing

cast by mistake

into this world.

For a lifetime, I cried tears enough to drown.

Though I came to realize after many, many years…

that there are no mistakes

when it comes to what God makes.

The mistake was only yours,

and the sadness, too.



Georgia O'Keeffe,  Light Coming on the Plains No. II

Georgia O'Keeffe, Light Coming on the Plains No. II