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

51 or 52

I don’t know just when you disappeared It happened slowly So maybe you’re still here (somewhere) I listen in the corners I sleep under the stairs The neighbors call but I am unaware And l can see the places that we lived From the coffee cup collection And the pictures of our kids You asked … More 51 or 52

J.E.S.U.S.

Below is the text and video of a new Spoken Word poem. I hope it encourages you. The name of Jesus hits me right in the chest Whether I’m cynical, angry, confused, or depressed It speaks to me It resounds in my breast J.E.S.U.S. The name of Jesus breaks the chains of the oppressed Gives … More J.E.S.U.S.

Locust

August was an east wind A swarm of locust Devouring everything Consuming my spirit, my hope, my focus I shed tears on your unfulfilled promises I hid fears out of fear that they would conquer us I gripped my knees and bit my lip through every sleepless night I spent mornings on those same knees … More Locust

My Love For You

Korri and I are going to the wedding of a friend in a few weeks and she kindly asked if we would like to do a reading together. She said that she really didn’t have a preference what we read and left it up to us. We looked around and took a few suggestions and … More My Love For You

Prayer

Make me tall Make me pretty Give me muscles Fix my teeth Change the makeup of my DNA Make me someone better than me I don’t mind if my hair goes gray But let me keep the hair I have I don’t mind if I have to plan and save But being independently wealthy wouldn’t … More Prayer