Recognition

Resurrection plus ten:
is the shock wearing off or setting in?
That time when the child was lost
three days,
three hours,
three minutes
that were once a lifetime
then found; the heart
does not readily recover;
it skips each time
the beloved is seen
or imagined from the corner
of a vision
or a prayer ascending
and descending like breath –
Jesus
is it you?


This poem first appeared at the Episcopal Cafe

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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