I seek not fame

I seek not fame
or fortune
but i did .
I know they are not solutions
but temporary fixes.
I seek the unshakeable
the mercy grace
and goodness .
Where others see destruction
i see hope and possibility 
I rise up 
from the ashes 
of this existence 
to create a lasting inner peace .
Beside the still creek
over the jagged rocks
and stones
i carve a niche 
in the divine.
I let go
off the weights
and stand naked
in the glory
of generosity of spirit.
I seek the grace
the unknowable 
thee tender
stephen john kalinich 
c 2021