Saturday, August 4, 2012

Your brightly lit windows

Your brightly lit windows                                                                    

I became a seeker not knowing
the immensity of the search;

unaware it was myself I had lost.
An inquisitor, a thousand questions

lying under my tongue.  You say,
Love ask no questions,

but my love is ever trembling on the lips,
rapping on the windows.  My love

is desperate to break into the house
where Your love resides.  My love asks ...

for a deeper communion,
an unencumbered embrace, for the complete

torpedoing of my facile buoyancy.
My love asks for dissolution

and dispersal – not into debris,
but into wholeness and holiness,

into whatever it is I have glimpsed
through Your brightly lit windows.

O child of God, ask for love that seals
the lips and turns the heart to ashes.


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