Category Archives: poetry

Be still and know: meditation on a breathing meditation

After each breath is complete, there is a pause, in which nothing at all happens. In that pause, there is stillness, silence, a full and sufficient absence. Continue reading

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The widow’s might

what if the widow’s mite was hope, and she spent all she had to live on

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Why wait for inspiration when before the breath that catches on creation, shucks life into eternity, expires before the face of God aspired the Spirit had already taken wing, hefting feathers into flight, breaching the horizon of the first Word, advent of the … Continue reading

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We talked about this

Shackled to the shadows of a brutalist building, words barely grazing our lips, we talked about this. Our breath stirred the air, that sabbath exhalation at the end of creation; the wordless sigh of God.

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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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