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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 diewhy don’t they […]


  –—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 […]

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—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 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 […]


—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 […]

Psalm 23

——Psalm 23—Surroundedenemies without and withinThe valley dark—relentless and familiaranxiety, tedium, guilt—Human without a breakA table waitsby a standing invitation—a meal of joy—a meal of healingHave a seat across from your enemywho stares without blinking—willing your demiseFeel his breath on your faceChoose to siteat, drink, restwhile your enemy belches—You lack nothingenjoy […]

Send the Ravens

———Send the Ravens—Drought means no rainGod sent the ravensto Elijahtwice a dayThey laid bread and meat before himwhile he watchedthe river run awayThey made a halo out of strawto put behind his head and said,God is feeding you This is who He is. This is who we are. The river ran […]