Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Commune

Commune  - poem (flowers) brokenbreadandsmallfish.com
We had one of those moments
and yet
how much was still left
unsaid
unfelt
unshared

because
we still don't really know how
to cross the boundaries
the barriers
erected by our own sin
by our fall into darkness. 

darkness
surrounds
and clouds
and we rejoice
over a small crack
where we can peep through 
and see
the other
maybe stick a pinkie through
and have a real point of contact
where we can touch
but
chiseling at these cracks
trying to take down a formidable wall
with our fingernails
we cannot do it
chinks, cracks, holes
are all we are capable of
at our best

because
at our best
we are still dust
and mere dust
can't tear down this wall
cross this barrier. 

through our cracks
we see little glimpses 
of parts
of the garden on the other side
but we can't see the whole
and can't reach it anyway.
which is good
because we'd ruin it if we did
with what we've become.

what can take down a wall like this?


A veil rent
a wall miles thick for us
tears like paper for You.

and we stumble
as the earth quakes
we fall
as it shudders
we hear and feel the cracking
the heaving
the wall coming down...

yet it is still there.

Still there.

but...
there is a place where it has fallen
a place
where there is a way through
a way that transforms us as we pass
we will not harm it 

a place
in You
the great passage
in You

where I am hidden

in You.   

Linking up with Velvet Ashes at The Grove where the theme this week is "Commune"

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