In the Between Space

by Rachel Creager Ireland

It is said in some spiritual traditions
that a person’s highest purpose
is to please the Divine by creating beauty.
Some days, seems the best I can do is
keep trying to beat back the ugly
as if to expose something beautiful
from under piles of toys, dust,
stuff I don’t want but haven’t gotten around to giving away,
useless things that cannot be recycled
but for which I have yet to devise a new purpose.
Pretty sure there’s some beauty around here somewhere
can’t remember where I saw it last