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Friday, December 06, 2013

Advent 1-6 Listen

A Loud and Persistent Silence

Sometimes, she hears the ocean’s roar
when she cups her palms over her ears.

It’s not acoustics, but a coppery river
under pressure, her own blood.

Particularly present tonight, she waits.
Breathing in, then out in meditation.

She prays for clarification, wisdom,
determined to rescue a meaning.

There is no way to separate God’s voice
from the relentless roar of it.

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