Scars

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Scars

The toddler gasps for breath-
suffocating

and years later can’t swim
underwater holding breath

scar tissue is too stretched
to trust lifeguards

or priests, or grandparents,
or tight necked clothing

like a barber gown to catch the hair
or a choker of jewels

or an intimate mate exchanging
fluids, embraces and panting prana.

scar tissue has no give…

4/10/2017

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Living Stones

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1Peter 2:5-6, 9-10
(living stones building his house; holy priests who listen to God’s Word and obey; Once you were less than nothing; now you are God’s own. Your life has been changed by God’s kindness.)

Does the pearl form without stress?
Does the crystal without pressure?
You are plucked out of darkness
Made holy with the light.
Your core is molten,
In fusion with life:
LIVING STONES.

Foundations of holiness.
Priests of sacrifice
Who listen and obey.
Drowned and rescued.
Asleep and inspired.
Shaken and fortified.
LIVING STONES!

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