from not home


“How long, O Lord?” 

– Psalm 13
 

“from not home”

lost upon a wave of earth,
metal glinting poured out sun,

red stick marking boundary
where the leaving cry beyond.

moss that twined us once as kin,
now denying, roots undone.

shade to cool us, gather in,
edges slipping far from home.

we are not the way you give,
under cypress knee and gone,

breath of life returning you,
spirit praying send us God.

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“Baton Rouge” > French “red stick”,
for an early marker on the Mississippi River.

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