Tuesday, September 18, 2012

i wish we


i wish we kept us

I wish we
            Never
sent parted lip invitations
igniting friendship embers
in tongues
            Wise to heat
eyebrows singed clear
off and blisters
on fingertip questions
             Knew
ourselves and limits
pushed before they beyond
pushed us
             Time-turned
learned and grown
interlocked fingers
to swing arms and patience
             Kept
things of time
not worn away like
pocket watch stopped
             Us
I wish we

Monday, September 3, 2012

what do i do now?

Some things are just for me and some things are for me to share. I try so hard not to be a universally-blanketing-problem-solver-Jesus-gave-me-this-word-and-it-will-work-for-you-too! kind of person. But this is what I was given. I do not doubt it's meaning for me (though I'm sure there are some theological gaps in the image itself).  If you read this and you too are sometimes falling fast into lost, then I hope it grabs you where you are.

when i
am almost lost
losing ground
perspective and falling
fast into alone
i ask for something
that will grab
fast until feet
meet ground

sometimes
a hand
a word
an image
grabs me
giving perspective grace
until feet
meet ground