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Speechless

Creative Writing, POETRY

This, the fire often lauded on wing-enshrouded lips; angels no less resonant to its glory for the eyes they hide in their feathers. Vibrating like exultant tines, their tongues this resident splendor dress in adoration and song. Pinnacle of Paradise,…

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The Bitter Distance

Creative Writing, POETRY

Despite the stars that number beyond number, the moon hangs its craters lonesomely. Drifts a distant mother and thinks of us, slips us an earthward smile but shades her heartbroken eyes in darkness. Space fizzes its awe with bodies, but…

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Hammock View

Creative Writing, POETRY

Ancient Towers of Strength​    keep me​       suspended ​          in sacred space.​ From roots running deep,​    searching for sustenance below,​ to tops rising out of view,​ I imagine you are 1,000 feet tall.​    I am protected.​       I am in awe.​ ​  Motherly Arms of Earth​    hold me​       cradled​          in gentle sway.​ From branches reaching out,​    grasping for heaven’s sun,​ to sap coursing through your veins,​ I imagine you are 1,000 years old.​    I am nurtured.​       I am grateful.     

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Civil Servants

Creative Writing, POETRY

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Matthew 28:18 NIV I bumped into her at the coffee machine this morning, nearly upsetting the hot Styrofoam in her hand…

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Father

Creative Writing, POETRY

  Father. Framed in black and white, ​ your smile captures the light on a broken window pane.​ Framed.​ Father. Bag in hand, other hand open. Lifted high.​ Seeds for others to eat, light – laced seed, ​ feeding the…

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A Prayer To Be Heard

Creative Writing, POETRY

Hello Lord, it’s me, inside cave of adullum. I can’t see in this dark, but it isn’t dark to You is it? It is light. Shiny, spreading wide arms to embrace my face I’ve pressed into the dust. Lord, I…

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Heavenly Fathers

Creative Writing, POETRY

  For Lyn Glenn, daughter of astronaut, John Glenn Thirty-six years ago the sun’s rays, forming a trinity of light, beamed through the stained-glass windows of Mary and Jesus upon my father, now ninety-seven, and me, and, across our church…

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The Color Of The Sunset

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

She asked, “‘what color is the sunset, daddy?‘” it’s a fusion of orange and purple and black and blue. it’s the color of my heart as we speak the breath hanging in the air like a question unanswered. what color…

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Passenger’s Side

Creative Writing, POETRY

Kentucky roadshoulder, blurred –   where cave rocks are sold beside knives,  a pair of signs –   at fifty miles per hour,  too fast for me to read –   roadside evangelism implied.    Indiana farmland, blurred –   speared with pores of wind farms –   tells me  JESUS IS REAL –   black lettering on white backing –   but I don’t need a billboard  to tell me that.     

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Prayer In Public Schools

Creative Writing, POETRY

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 NIV The holiest place to be in gym class is here at the end of the line where prayers are fervent for the bell to ring early, allowing…

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The Color Of The Sunset

She asked, “‘what color is the sunset, daddy?‘” it’s a fusion of orange and purple and black and blue. it’s the color of my heart as we speak the breath hanging in the air like a question unanswered. what color...
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