Saturday, October 13, 2012



This attempted leaving of myself,
journeying inward;

down the rough-hewn passageways,
bearing the torch;

shaping and paring the heart;
genuflection; dissolution,

the chastening of the flesh,
narrowing of the gaze,

brooking of the burden,
elevating the chin,

erecting the spine:
harboring and dwelling within,

tending the fire; awaiting
His gaze and grace.

O child of God, silence and exaltation,
by turns. 

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