Silent prayer

Eyelids lowered, immersed in unstillness and disquiet;

the tumble dryer tumbles, the dishwasher sloshes,

the circuits in my head hum in ecstatic, rhythmic union

with the beverage fridge.

Beyond the glass, fighting rip tides on the wind,

a frantic bird is crying out,

“Hear ye, hear ye, hear me!”

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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