a master knife maker …

I watched a master knife maker
build a beautiful blade of
the smoothest strongest steel
a blade forged of water and fire
mind eye and arm and the love songs
the master hummed while he worked

I open my hand
set my actions free

the work we do keeps turning out
and turning out in a destiny beyond
our knowing / its worth known to us
only in the doing of it / known only
in the resoluteness of the heart