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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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Fraction

The crack of the communion host like a whip, like bone, like the click of handcuffs; how far we have roamed from the upper room: warm bread softly torn, love-fuelled bodies, blood fired by passion’s wine. You come to us … Continue reading

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Spring fever

Riptide currents race through green fields revealing their true colours, wrecking sirens’ songs, drowning desire with their own unfettered appetites; they stain the earth with lively riot, catching into their whirling dance flotsam and jetsam, driftwood that passes this way, … Continue reading

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