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into the deep

Deep calls to deep at the thunder of your cataracts;
all your waves and your billows have gone over me.

—Psalm 42.7

on the edge of flying

the verge of breaking through

standing in the pouring rain

hoping to find you

somewhere in the darkness

on this dark and stormy night

questions with no answers

crash upon my soul

bloody battles all around

as I stand within this pain

holding on to something

in the middle of this night

at the end of living

not knowing what to do

tears matching the weather

flooding from my soul

please release me for a moment

there’s still work for me to do


Amy Lloyd

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.

—Isaiah 43.2

Hurricane winds have torn the air itself apart.

The sea and all its deep is heaped upon you.

The sod of grief laid down in silence buries you.

The diagnosis weighs, the fear

floods your veins, your heart, your lungs.

What you must do, a swarm of locusts,

noisily consumes your life.

You sigh, you weep, and sigh.

In the dark waters you pass through,

the devastated ruins where you lived,

I will be there.

Even as night closes it is my arms you feel

or do not feel.

I hold you, even now, I hold you close.

The sodden air, the trough of sorrow

open to the sky, the pleading heart,

is me, steadfast in you.

You will go on, in the tiny ark of my heart,

and after long enough for much to die

in this world and the next

we will begin again.

In the naked fields

birds return.


Weather Report

Forty days
beyond whose floods
new things emerge.
One hundred percent chance of rain
and bows.


Steve Garnaas-Holmes

Unfolding Light

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