Duplication On Chromosome 16

Duplication On Chromosome 16

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As secret
as silence
as quiet
as midnight
at the eternal core of creation
Your fingers knit invisible fibers
something from nothing
life from the void
and You say it is good.

Your voice sings filaments of vitality
into sequence
meticulous
musical
and You say it is good.

In the depths of design
unseen, unheard
dark material
on hidden strands
duplicates
like a knot in the thread
like a dissonant note
in the harmonious fabric
aberration
mutation
stretching
splitting
extending
to every
single
inmost
cell.

Too late to reverse the process.
Too late to start again.

You, the Timeless
One,
submit to time
letting Your work continue
letting the loom weave
letting the song play to its end.

And You say this, too, is good:
not a mistake
not a flicker of inattention
not a tragedy
but another way
to be
to be Your image
to replicate
Your wonder
Your weakness
Your ineffable joy.

Author of Being
Locus of Life
Father
Mother
Maker
Mystery
You say it is good.

 

Jeannie Prinsen

Jeannie is a writing instructor at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, wife, and mother of two. She writes about faith, family life, special needs children, reading, and writing at her blog "Little House On The Circle". Connect with her below!

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3 Comments
  • Love this, Jeannie. These lines in particular resonate with me:
    another way
    to be
    to be Your image
    to replicate
    Your wonder
    Your weakness
    Your ineffable joy.

    A beautiful expression of seeing God’s image in all of us. The world sees things like autism or Down’s syndrome or other things as a tragedy, something that needs to be eradicated or fixed, and misses the beauty of the Imago Dei.

  • Hallelujah! God doesn’t make mistakes. Beautiful poem, Jeannie x

  • stunning. simply stunning …

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