Pull to Enter

I’m not afraid of anythingExcept the backs of my handsAccidentally closing doorsMisreading the signPush instead of pullLocked from the insideStraining until the bones show upWhite tingle palmSlump awayBack to what I’m used to

New Year

A deep breath for new beginnings A shudder to shake the horror off A closure, composure A morning folds softly around

9-1-1

He had a habit of hands above Breathe Wait Practiced instructions on how to be Sir Please He didn’t do anything at all Break End Maybe it’s a definable flaw Bred Heir Maybe it’s a correctable sin Say Mend Link the hatred to the melanin Quake Quell

Philippians 1:6

Philippians 1:6 says, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” So, if a hallelujah can still pass these lips Like a cry of redemption from the bottomless pit If the broken pieces still continue to fit … More Philippians 1:6

Let There Be Light

We start with nothing. And then, the cataclysm of creation, From void to holy formation, God constructs the first foundation With four small words Let There Be Light And while the beginning is perfect We bear cracks on the surface. Stacks of missed marks And broken hearts And the fear of forever Forever falling apart. … More Let There Be Light

More

I think there’s probably more for you. I think that the God who dreamed up Tides and mountains and the solar system Hasn’t used up all of His creativity. I think your mistakes are forgiven. I think your story matters. I think your past is important But I think there’s probably more for you. I … More More

New Eyes

You’re giving me new eyes There is a weight to everything The spirit is thick It has authority and takes up space You’ve made the dark places new Even the ones in which I was responsible for the darkness You smooth out the sharp edges While sharpening my dull perceptions of you I walk with … More New Eyes