Psalm 141

Sometimes I sit in The Church of Nothingood and let the choir soak my spirit in terrible lies. It’s a splendid mess of modern dissonant, voices – sent to tell me how to breathe and live out loud. But I […]

Psalm 138

psalm 138

I am not lowly    when I leverage privilege to shout or whine at the tax     rate on my shiny, selfish things. I am not lowly      when I bemoan loss of newness or bristle at friends       when […]

Psalm 137

psalm 137

The guilty party goes unpunished,     and it feels like justice is an arcade token, limited     by trade and arrangement: “Win or lose, but don’t expect power.”     But maybe Power waits for the fruit of repentance to grow […]

Psalm 136

psalm 136

As I take delight in history     I’m so often the ignorant page – marked by happenings but never moved.     What if I should be upturned instead of delivered? What if I should be     torn down to be […]

Psalm 133

If unity means that we think     the same thing, then unity is a lost coin     in the leaves. But if it means that we share the     selfsame heart, then unity is the clean air     after rain. […]

The Bright Blue Room

I don’t remember the sky without    those man-made clouds – those airplane slug trails      that lead from concentration to dissipated        sky dander. But I remember the water.     Creeks and runoffs slither and coil      in my […]