Fragility

part of the beauty with which we were crafted,

the genius; fragility invites gentleness.

our hairline fractures allow luminescence

to dance with infinite grace against 

the canvas of creation.

betrayed, it is our curse.

a blessing, it reveals

the resilience of love,

the heft of forbearance,

the endurance of mercy.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing (Upper Room Books, 2020). She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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