Is your house built out of certainty,
are the walls made thin or stout
Is your mind filled up with questions,
do you live in fear or doubt
Is your spirit free or servile,
is your will unchained or slave
Is your heart the trowel you build with,
and love,
—the bricks you lay

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2017)
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Kurt Philip Behm

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