Category Archives: poetry

Timely: a psalm

Bend my time back to the moment
when You are ever present,
and let it be now. Continue reading

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Friday

In God’s gospel truth, the day comes when nothing is to be done, except to shiver below the lowering sky, crouch within the trembling earth, wind down the body into the new-hewn tomb * * * The birds are the … Continue reading

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Unfair

You do not reward us according to our loveableness, thank God, you are less fair, unlike our exacting, you err always on the side of mercy, balancing justice by melting down wood and iron, recasting the scales to create love’s … Continue reading

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Breaking 

codified, commodified,  corralled in free fall; if no one will  stretch out her arms to pluck you from the unsolid state, unsuspended, groundless, unfounded, such weightlessness, spooling out forever

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Praying with icons

I light a candle. I find it hard to meet your painted eyes. I say, “I’m sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry.” Looking down from your cross, unfocused, you say, “I forgive you.” But, “You have to say that; you’re Jesus,” I … Continue reading

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Anniversaries

This morning’s prayer is for those carrying their grief under their skin, pricked by memories. Continue reading

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Spirit and flesh

Such contortions of the flesh, bearing down in humility before the Spirit, pregnant with the weight of glory, groaning as a child sighs in the dark, sideways, furled in on itself, dreaming the impossible

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