Saturday, January 21, 2017

...looking up...

          she is there

above you

to make sure you are

aware of her presence

          she knows

what you have done

who you have wronged

what you have tried

to take as your own

          she is there above you

for a reason, a realization

that you cannot control

her or yourself, eyes

behind and in front

fixed on a single

          simple goal:

that you never look

at her as lesser

and never take

          what is not yours

Friday, January 20, 2017

...the song and the psalm...


if you sing a song

long enough it may

start to sing true.

We have to sing

and sing and sing

and sing and everyday

sing again. Each line

as true as the last,

repetition is resilience

anaphora the uniter

and the chants we

sing today will become

the song and the psalm