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Amanda N. Butler

Social Network Resolutions

Social Network Resolutions 150 150 Amanda N. Butler

To bring my #nofilter selfie to His feet. To stop tracking my likes and instead forgive without count. To refrain from posting a #humblebrag and instead choose the status of…

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Sonnet For My Goddaughter

Sonnet For My Goddaughter 150 150 Amanda N. Butler

Holding your new form, resting in arm’s niche, in that moment, forever devoted – the Lord, sewing us in a blanket stitch – I vow to shield from evil revolted.…

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Whiteboard Whispers

Whiteboard Whispers 150 150 Amanda N. Butler

I am a whiteboard that has been drawn with what I thought was permanent marker. I am a whiteboard that dwells on what has been written before. I am a…

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Passenger’s Side

Passenger’s Side 150 150 Amanda N. Butler

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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With Which The Waters Swarmed

With Which The Waters Swarmed 150 150 Amanda N. Butler

God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind…and God saw that it was good. – Genesis 1:21 (NASB)…

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The Golden Calf has Stars and Stripes

The Golden Calf has Stars and Stripes 150 150 Amanda N. Butler

A document of constitution – the tenfold decree, expression – an entreaty. Where is the altar for the stars, who is the deity of the stripes? Does the ensign desire…

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Schism Prism

Schism Prism 150 150 Amanda N. Butler

The path to the right – the soil is embossed with roots – the other, a heartened roundabout; I am told I cannot take both at once. Which path is…

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Backspaced Bio

Backspaced Bio 150 150 Amanda N. Butler

I keep switching my Twitter bio from Catholic to Christian, then back to Catholic again – (then Christian) – Edit Profile: Christian – backspacebackspacebackspacebackspacebackspacebackspacebackspacebackspace C – Catholic. Save. My grandma…

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HeartStirred

HeartStirred 150 150 Amanda N. Butler

“All the women whose heart stirred with a skill spun the goats’ hair.” Exodus 35:26 NASB   My heart stirs with a skill for You, Lord. With a needle I…

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Water Shimmers

Water Shimmers 150 150 Amanda N. Butler

Gazing out to water in my youth, blinded by sunlit reflections – a whisper in my heart said to me – “How you gaze in awe on every shimmer and…

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Filial Prodigal

Filial Prodigal 150 150 Amanda N. Butler

Have I found You again, or have You found me? For years I ignored You, placed You on the shelf to collect dust next to the Bible with a spine…

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