Monday, February 23, 2009

for stockholm

You’re a city
and I’m looking at you -
finding you beautiful.

But it must be said,
you’re a city,
not a human being.
And that is why we can never be.

Sometimes it’s difficult to forsee
the consequences of patience.
But dear Stockholm,
you’re showing me how to wait.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

snow is cold, friendship is warm

sometimes i wonder what sort of heart i am building.

new places, new people
getting to a place of near understanding
only to leave.
any sort of community that could have been -
covered with a blanket of snow
on to something new.

... snow is good,
but it is also cold.

it's not that there's anything to run from
yet a schedule tells me it's time to go.
i don't know how much more i can handle.
yet somehow
new places will arrive
and we will find ourselves welcomed;
people become friends.

...finding friendship can be a challenge,
but once found it is warm.

Dear Lord, might you bring some insulation from this biting cold?

Monday, February 2, 2009

5:17 PM

O, for someone just to take me, saying,
"Here, I understand you!
Don't worry about explaining yourself
or what you are doing.
I know where you're at."

and it's true
You are already present
patiently adjacent, uttering words
i haven't yet paused to hear.

if i could only stop
long enough to hear You singing over me,
surely i would find
priorities changing.

...i just need a bit of help to begin.