De profundis

De profundis So, she leapt through each night, to each waking dream saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, for the multitude of my sins” “Have mercy on me, O Lord, for the multitude of my sins”  “Have mercy on me, O Lord, for the multitude of my sins”   In the morning, she headed out…

Elysium Laundromats

Elysium Laundromats   When you live alone   It all comes together At the Laundromat.   Money-grubbing washers, Flippant dryers, Crossword puzzlers and The carnival ride centrifuges waiting for my quarters.   The envoy of filth makes a “final” appearance, Only to be immersed in the clean waters of Anabaptism.   O, fountain of youth, You left…

Sonogram

            Who Has Believed Our Report?   “Feel! Joseph! Feel!” “Put your hand on my belly!” “A kick! And there, another!” “Feel the dancing embrace? The limbs akimbo?” “My womb, my words have become pregnant with blessing.”   (The Word made has been made flesh – A black and white sonogram prophesied…

When I Think of Christmas

    When I think of Christmas I think of the King of Love laid in a manger – Sovereignty supine under sterling stars twinkling through millennia of delight, Sublimity submitted to the gaze of cherubim and seraphim and slack-jawed shepherds.   When I think of Christmas I think of a Son, A Son, whose tiny hands, emptied of…