the remover of obstacles

 the remover of obstacles and lord of beginnings,
 ganesha is one of the most revered and ubiquitous,
 ever- present, gods in india and around the world.

 in his playful physical form elephant-head, round belly
and many arms he whispers promises of what can be
when there is hope, optimism, and good will

but here, ganesha sheds a single tear a reminder of
the all-too-often ignored, overlooked, or dismissed
pain, heartbreak and grief  that comes with every
end and, every new beginning.


~bela ’20