Fyodor

Thank you,
Dostoyevsky,
for showing us
the darker side,

all the things
that lurk in the shadows
of every city

and every heart.

Thank you
for writing out
the dirt and grime
that stains every face

that we may look
upon our own
grime-streaked faces

in fear and trembling

and come away
knowing
the fearlessness
you’ve shown.

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2 thoughts on “Fyodor”

    1. Thank you very much! This really shows the extent to which Dostoyevsky was not only a great novelist, but also a great spiritual teacher, which is too often overlooked.

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