The gift

The gift
Sometimes the recompense arrives
so far ahead of what you'll give
that you will fail to recognise 
the reciprocity, the love

that circles in the universe:
this life a grace advanced, its knack
to meet requital with its cause — 
the offering up, the giving back.

Kona Macphee

from Perfect Blue (Tarset: Bloodaxe, 2010)

Reproduced by permission of the publisher.
Kona Macphee

Kona Macphee is a poet and writer and a freelance media producer, specialising in podcasts, films, and web development.

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