Monthly Archives: August 2014

Purity

Take off your clothing, God. The religion and the churches, theism and atheism, all the fine and noble words the mind fabricates so beautifully. I am tired of ripping up the fields of God to make art. I don’t need … Continue reading

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God is ready

God is ready to make us as lovable as two-year-olds, and we ask, “Couldn’t you make me just a little stronger? Could you clothe me in some wisdom?”

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A creative love affair

I pause in meditation to give God an opportunity to love me more fully, for which, I imagine, He is grateful. He looks me over: the way the skin holds to my arms and legs, my posture, the holes between … Continue reading

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The Sheets

for a dear host family Love prepared a home for me before my car even left the garage. The sheets were cleaned and placed upon the bed. The house was built. Back when my needs were only a twinkle in … Continue reading

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for Craig

Friend, perhaps it was rude of me when I stomped on your bed and dribbled a glass of water into the upturned cave of your ear. My point was that whatever lunatic scheme God had in mind for us worked … Continue reading

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A blue heron

A blue heron, three frogs, some water. Reeds. Me. This is my credo statement. The soul needs no campaign buttons. The divine vocabulary is whippoorwills and cicadas. Its grammar is up, earthward, towards the heart, and always still Water. Reeds. … Continue reading

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God who breaks all watches

God who breaks all watches, who is the life of the world, the bug in the operating system, the crick in the neck, the distraction in the story, the tears in the temple, the baby in the bathwater rushes, let … Continue reading

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