The Deepest Parts of Our Spirits


If peace is a river, why do the nations rage?

perhaps we are still broken, needing the gentle rain

to wash us, and our new soil

preparing us for

the resurrection

of spring,

a sense of hope

healing the deepest parts

of our spirits.


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When Our Poetry is a River


When our poetry is a river, our spirits will walk

with confidence, gathering hawks

on our shoulders, while dismantling

our fear, when it tries to scream

“flee like a bird to your mountain.”

Words have always 

given us



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We Do Eventually Become the River


When we are in our seasons of prayer,

it’s not that we are sending our hopes, our dreams

down the stream, as paper boats toppling –

fragile vessels, through the rapids.


We do eventually become the river,

sending hope

and the power of faith, surging,


with the greatest

of all oceans,



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