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Infinity / Finality

  Infinity / Finality There’s safety in numbers count and control life goes on as —the numbers unfold count the cash, count the lines calmly keep track of passing time    scratches in groups of five on a prison wall end up being    now and then the body count […]

Promised Land

—           Promised Landgetting on with itin the wildernessgo aheadreveal my heartas I beg for scrapsat the table of attention, affirmation, recognition along with outrageous expectations of tit for tatdefending some identity pulled from a hatdream the dream compare and despairget people on my side or […]

Idols

  –—Idols When I want something I remember—to ask for more of youWhen I’m offended I remember—you’re the only onewho needs to be pleasedWhen I walk in total darkness the torch that can be lit I leave—untouched, I choose you The path that can be seen by meis not the […]

Rebuked

—     RebukedThe woman’s daughter was suffering —so she pleaded with JesusThe disciples urged him to send her away—She was getting on their nervesThe children were brought to Jesus—to be held and prayed forThe mothers were rebuked by the disciples—We’re more serious than thatThe blind men on the side of the […]

The Demon is Mute

——The Demon is Mute—Under the earthlies a city whose gates —have been ripped off the hingesiron bars in the dust, tumbleweeds roll—You walked in total darkness beside shadowy soulsThree nights and three days —what did you say?The key is in handthe lie has been silenced—the demon is mutehe has nothing […]

This Dance

—— This Dance—You saidI could dance—be a dancerin this dimension, for this timeto this MusicThe music is a mystery—a mystery that I love but can’t complete in syncI don’t always land right—often get it wrongmisstepsand failed twirls—I fly wide-opentoward another dancerand find myself asking—why didn’t you catch methey say, why […]

Leper

  ——Leper—You stood thereasking where they werewhy didn’t they come backweren’t they healed?As you stood therelooking for them in the distancewere you amazedthey didn’t think of you again—Stopped thinking of youafter they got what they wanted—what they wanted more than you?As you stood alone wonderingdid you feel the missing piecein […]

Becoming

  Becoming Bloodsplashed against the sides of the alter  sprinkled on the peoplein their hair, their eyes, their clothesuntil the Word lay down inside the dark and bloody wombAs You languished there  becoming fleshdid you ask yourself, Is this what it feels like to be them?Toil in the realm   […]

Fight Me

——Fight Me—God said,I am picking a fight with you—let’s wrestleUntil the sun comes up, don’t quitdon’t let goI long to hear you demand a blessing from meIt is menot youI will be the God who lets you win—and you will finally be honestBecause if I am Holy—and you are honestand […]

Daughter

—God’s DaughterShe has seen you part the Red Sea—and the Jordanin her own lifeYou made water flow from a rockfor herWhen she cried, bloodied by the side of the roadYou heard herYou sent crowscarrying food when she couldn’t moveYou put flesh on her bones with your WordsYou brought her back […]