Category Archives: poetry

Dead Sea Prayer

Floating in brine designed not for propagating but for pickling; Suspended between peace and petrification, love and devotion. When will your waters break afresh, bringing a new creation to its first astonished breath?

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Holy Cross Day

A little sandpaper and stain, you would never tell the blood within the grain, but the wood knows where it’s been. Continue reading

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By halves

My mother’s mantra haunts me: Never do things by halves; Continue reading

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Heron

Heron: hunched, gray, no plumage to waste on a kingfisher display; patient as a vulture, impassive as a judge, dangling the business end of its beak like a sword until an itch hits its wing-pit; it contorts it like a silly … Continue reading

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Falling star

The sun does not set; it becomes moot. The security light clicks on instead, sensing danger as water falls like silver, holds its form uncontained I do not expect anyone at prayer on a night such as this but something … Continue reading

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Swimming in prayer

though the womb of God is wide
I will not drown Continue reading

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Why pray

How can we turn away, when love pursues us
with such glorious desire? Continue reading

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