What shall I cry out? All flesh is like grass. All the prophets are poets all the poets, prophets Seeing how the words add up to not enough Yet, we must stab out towards the Greatness the Infinity that calls unto our Deep Condemning our shallows Yet in the chasm between we find small tastes of Freedom of the […]
A Winter Prayer Good Maker, I stare at my bare branches and feel naked AshamedDid I not sign up to be Always Spring, Always Green?As I look down I can’t even see my roots All I see is leaf litter, the waste product of my past beauty – which may never come again. But as I think […]
I was never one for fishing. You used to be happy to sit on a couch or a rocking chair on a porch and ponder. No book in hand. No phone at your fingertips. Nothing to twiddle. Nothing to entertain, besides the world and your brain. Sometimes I wondered how you could just sit and […]
Somewhere right now it’s sunset, the blazing end of day. The sky is somewhere purple orange and bluish red and gray. Perhaps their only onlookers are dolphins as they play, but the earth and sun their courses run, never stopping this display. And it happens every moment as night falls in planetary ballet, morning breaks […]
Sadness today, but though sorrow squares with such a disconsolate day, sadness because it’s a sadness that settles in such a sinuous, incurious way. Sadness because it’s so hard to care yesterday, today and every inauspicious day. Shut it off. Turn it off. Heave your sighs and close your eyes and then just walk away. […]
Excited. Cheerful. A little wide-eyed but you don’t know why because you’re called and equipped and assured that God’s at your side. You don’t understand, dear friend, that today you walk into the vapor of Satan’s breath, into the very jaws of death. Why at your steps do tremble the very gates of hell? They […]
The Cloud Farmers There is enough love in the world Except it is diluted And evaporated I will reach up and out I will catch it Distill it into a cup And drink it with you in the desert we have made.