Sunday, June 23, 2019


“So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts,
    to follow their own counsels.”  Psalm 81:12

you wait patiently,
while we hold our
breath until we turn blue
   so you can revive
   us with the Spirit;
while we lay on the floor
flailing our arms and legs,
   so you can cradle
   us in your peace;
while we slam the door
to our hearts (and keep
slamming until you look up),
   so you can open it
   with your hope-picks
   and enter, to listen
to our tear-drenched souls

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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