In the human heart are divergent doors,
separate portals we wander through.
Step this way – to the Hall of Tranquility;
it is quiet, comforting, with soothing notes,
beckoning us to burrow into its restfulness.
But disposition will nudge us toward a contrary path …
So, off we go – down the Corridor of Conflict,
to deal with struggle, frustration, rage,
unrest and desire and unreasonable will.
What do we make of these internal worlds
that collide and battle, clash and quarrel …
opposites in nature and distinctiveness?
We acknowledge, we accept, even honor
our innate and genuine contradictions.
We are inexorable, complex,
perfectly and imperfectly made!