Christian Poetics

One night after reading Psalm 119, I felt like telling David, “Okay, I get the point!” I realized, though, that I did not, in fact, get the point. David wrote…

Beauty from Black

How will we know white without black? How will we know gain without lack? How will we know good without evil? How will we know rest without upheaval? How will…

Deuteronomy 32:1-43

This is the song the Lord gave to Israel before entering the promised land–after they had been wandering in the wilderness for 40 years. What’s your response? Give ear, O…

Love Defined

The paper crumples in my fist as I, with face so near the window, glare ahead into the soggy, dark-cloud, rainy day. The car pulls towards the street, away from…

Kettlebells

Black ball, like a bomb dropped On my tank-top cloaked back– drop down to the ground. Up through my firm-planted legs. Breath caught, but I can’t stop. Two and one…

If You’d Come Back-A Poem

I was depressed and broken You were maybe joking- But I think that you were sad. Maybe if I had opened my mouth. Maybe if I had said something. Things…

Me?

“Looking Up” by Ricardo Williams. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 My deep, dark self Hiding, ever hiding Never opening up Always in the dark. I am dead. I am a fiend, a…

A10: Escape from the Institution

An old man living in a futuristic society hears an announcement one morning stating that all the elderly and any other people seen as liabilities will be immediately terminated. He…