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Faith(less): a sijo

We whining dots shade/the corner/of a pointillist painting. Lose the art/we have no eyes for it/if we look deep/we see Symmetry/water-spun/the message/of diatoms.

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I Read Job to Be Reminded

It is not God I should accuse but us: We were not there when You laid the foundation when You set the cornerstone. We are flawed with our cracked clay feet, unfit for keeping. Fallen. I read Job to understand awe: We … Continue reading

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Nineveh

what I have to say is old standing in a new place risen over temples to broken gods we don’t know but what is stone waits under sand blown through it for four thousand years the names whispered in the … Continue reading

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melting truths (the advent hymn)

this is a moment of palpable faith– heavy-woven in silk intricate and darkly bright like a 12th-century advent hymn carolling loomed yearning past promise & only satisfied with birth veni, veni Emmanuel Latin fills my house heavy, scented with hope & … Continue reading

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apocalypse poem #3 (daily faith)

my grandmother’s eschatology was from Daniel & John, quoted or read with my mother in the afternoons, slow ones after tomatoes were put up, windows washed & the dusting done, the jam jarred & herbs strung & drying between rafters in the … Continue reading

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