Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Thus is life.

Thus is life,
One long chain of moment-to-moment victories.

This galloping onward despite
Calcaneus screaming for us to stop,
The flesh hangs down in surrender; Bleeding.

We keep on
Suppressing that still, small voice that hungers to
Be still and know.

Oh, this dancing poly-happening...
Multiple sirs owe us!
We bang our fists on the dinner table.

We keep on,
Suppressing that little hungry voice
Catch your breath, wipe away your tears,
Let's go.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Mentor, Renewer, Friend.

Lurid stain of failure:
My magic marker dug through thin paper,
The visceral covering of my heart.

You knew that color,
Patches of it peeked through your sweatshirt.
My collarbone settled into the curve of your thumb and index finger.

It was like a dream,
Neon gave way to
Pastel harmony.

God was mentioned.
My eyes drew at their corners;
You stared straight inside.

My heartbeat drowned in sobbing noises;
You mentioned Him again,
Admonished to abide in grace, faithfully, again.

When I looked up
Into your eyes,
Your fingers melted through...

This sinking soul; you cradled me.
I felt my hope,

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Father, God.

May all who seek You
rejoice and be glad in You;

May those who love Your
always say,

"The Lord be exalted!"

Yet, I am poor and needy;

May the Lord think of me.

YOU are my
and my

Oh, Father God,

do not delay.

Psalm 40:16-17