Saturday, October 5, 2013

The silence of Your wine

The silence of Your wine

My words fall upon deaf ears
so I tap them out; like an old movie,

more apparent in black and white.
Perhaps, following Your lead, I hope

for an intimacy through my fingers
unattainable through throat and tongue.

We are all tired of words, You say.
But, words from You have become my comfort.

I'm ready, o Lord, to abandon
this conversation and communion

which sustains my faith and yet
increases my thirst; but, in their stead,

fill my throat, o Lord, with the unchallenged,
unforced, unutterable silence of Your wine.

O child of God, there's no one to hear but God,
so you write poetry.

                         (Unpublished)

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