God is the elephant and we
the blind men, understanding
in part but never comprehending
the whole. What part do I hold?
It doesn't matter. It is still
a part of God, even if it feels
like a piece of rope.
Stephen Brooke ©2010
My original thought was to have at least another line or two going on about how a rope can lift one, hold one, etc. Then I realized that the word rope has all those connotations anyway so there's no need to say anything else -- less is more, as usually is true in poetry.