Sabbath sunrise in suburbia

In the dying of the dark, quiet resounds:
a cat rasping food from her bowl;
the whining clamour of electrical connections
picked up by the antennae in our teeth.

Dawn shatters on street lamps, security lights.
Shadows decline over the rising bird call.
Sceptical natures conspire at misdirection,
shroud the vital moment of resurrection.

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 , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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