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WHEN WE LOVE

Times when love moves us
To stretch far beyond our reach.
I watch us
Calculating the cost,
Weighing the risk,
Rolling the dice.
Might we lose this time?

Times when love beckons us
To the tightrope
Stretching ‘cross
‘Cross an uncharted abyss.
Holding our balance gracefully,
We sway back and forth
With complete certainty
What awaits us on the other side,
Complete uncertainty
What waits beneath
Should we fall.

It may seem like a gamble,
But you taught me long ago
It’s what we do
When we love someone.

And
I hold your heart dearly
Carefully
Gently
As I whisper the words,
"Thank You."

STAYING HOME WITH YOU, LORD

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Our bed, Lord,
So safe,
So warm.
Why me, Lord?

Every morning,
You push me out into the world
In search of You
In all your infinite disguises.


And I do, Lord.
I look for you in faces,
In crowds,
In trees, birds, butterflies,
Mountains, clouds.
I look for you, Lord,
I do.



And when I can’t seem to find you,
I listen carefully to your footsteps,
Dancing,
Through the chambers of my heart,
Your soft voice singing,
Echoing
Through the nooks and crannies,
The nooks and crannies of my soul.

Every afternoon,
I gaze at the sun
Dropping behind the horizon
Like a giant teabag,
And I know the time is fast approaching
When I can return to You
At least for awhile.



You ask me how my day was.
I tell you.
I ask you how your day was,
And you tell me.
Then off to dreams of dreams
Tangled in sense and non sense,
Only to wake again
When the sun comes bounding
Bounding over the horizon
Like a giant beach ball
Playfully poking at my eye balls,
Blinding me,

Nudging me,
Sometimes alarming me

To wake up,
Get going,
 Face the day.


And off again, Lord
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