August

The cicadas are praising God
incessantly;
while my last frayed nerve
curls with the rising humidity,
they sing, and play their tiny violins,
an orchestra of prayer.

I would join them, but
my soul is having a bad hair day,
refuses to come into the light.

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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