Wednesday, June 20, 2018


My history,
So this circumstance,

Returned affection-
Feels like
Like it will
or fade away. Blown by the winds
I fear.

Expectations burn
a doubting mind.
What do I want?

Doubting yes
Doubting eyes
as it is, not what I think it should be.

“As I listen, I feel your heartbeat, I hear your voice speak.” –Jon Thurlow

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

One who leaps

I’m more than a conqueror, bigger
Than bravery. I don’t march. I’m the one who leaps.

Jericho Brown (2018)

(Excerpt from 'Crossing')

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sustaining hope

All my heart wants You 
More than this dream so, I pray:
Sustain me.

Abounding in hope
Not worry
Overflowing in rest 
Not striving
Abiding in love
Not fear 

God fill me up 
With joy and peace 
As I believe
In order that
By Your powerful Being 
In me 
I will thrive in believing
Who you are 
And have confidence in my future.
(Paraphrase of Paul to the Church in Rome)

Friday, June 15, 2018

A prayer for ‘our’

I want to lift you 
Don’t want to drag you or rag on you
Won’t degrade you, upgrade you

I want to see you and seek you
Don’t want to critique you
Believe in you, speak it to you 

I want to watch sunsets, us two 
Content with you
City lights, country sights, long flights 

Adventures: me and you 
Heads bent
In prayer
We share 
No defense; Dependence
No fear; Abba’s here 
He steers
Our ship
And equips
With gifts
In Abundance 
No chance 
He can fail
His wind, our sail
Abiding grace 
For our race 
United into One
In the love of the Son

Thursday, June 14, 2018

More to do

“Art is too long, and life is too short,” wrote Grace Paley. “There’s a lot more to do in life than just writing.”

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Never giving up

Limiting the space. Making a boundary.
Shut out the critics with kindness.
Don’t look at the numbers;
My goal is my voice.

I don't rhyme
But I've got the rhythm.

What do you like, do I care?
What I like, do I dare?

World seeing and feeling.
Freed to fail.
Free to be angry. To fight injustice.
Never giving up the rhythm.

"don't know if you carebut I dare." -Mark Mallman