Sacred Verse for a Summer's Night
Ashes to the river you loved
toasting moonshine to your smile
Tears and laughter and the mountains witness
Our sudden silent, see you later
The Trouble with Answered Prayer
Do not get me wrong,
for I am grateful;
This road has been a long one;
A hidden grief, I care not repeat.
Sleepless nights; racing mind
ground never steady under my feet.
Irregular hours of office kept;
Nocturnes, lauds and prime combine
In desperate utterances less than sublime
But I knew you were there
Now an answer has come;
The dawn of beginnings new.
Oh Blessed Friend,
let me not forget the lessons of the night;
when there was only you.
A Good Friday Gone Bad
Blessed Simone of Cyrene, most accidental Saint
If I cannot follow with my heart, mind, and strength
May I accidently stumble upon Jesus
And carry his cross a little length
You dance on my air
or am I your stage
then your eyes capture mine
and I remember the steps
to the rhythm we share