Come drink the cup of sweetness
come feast with the alchemists
who know as well as you do that the grail
is filled with sorrow and love.
These are those who choose
to drink no matter what it costs them.
How it cleanses! How it heals!
Love is the purification.
How it turns and hollows us
how it spins and shapes us
how it fills and overflows us
how effulgent the fruits thereof
how buoyant, fragrant, intoxicating!
strengthens us when we falter,
finds us when we are lost
and opens the door to possibility.
sends us forth with courage.
is the teacher and the student
and both ask the question
are you the cup, or the sweetness inside?
If you cannot answer “both”
then drink anyway
you will learn to be both empty and full
from the rest of us wild ones.