2015.02.01: unpossesed

Jesus rebuked him and said, “Quiet! Come out of him!” Mk 1:25

forty days and forty nights
not enough rain to soften
hardened human hearts

the flow of water
carving canyons in hard hearts
through passage of time

yet the Word of God
like the works of his hand
falling on deaf ears

always needing one
miracle more than the last
to renew the faith

until that fateful day
when i first heard the words
“Quiet! Come out of him.”

then the world left me
no more idols and demons
only peace and quiet

be still
be still and know
be still and know that I AM God

2015.01.03: a water dream

last night
i slept
and dreamed

i was
in a well

i felt
water
all around

i was
one
with the water

i saw
the stars
framed
(a round picture)
above me

no limbs
to climb out

no panic

i heard
a voice
echoing
in the silence
“go deeper”

so deeper
i dove
deeper
than i’ve
ever been

i felt
a current
gently tugging
and heard
a voice
beckoning
“follow me”

I knew
the voice
and followed

weary
finally
i surrendered
my will

yet
i remained
aware

the river
carried me

onward
we flowed
ever onward

suddenly
i was
in an ocean

i was
in the ocean
and the river
and the well
all at once

i saw lights
from the distant
seashore

i noticed
the moon
and the stars
gleaming brightly
in the water
with me

i am
one
with the water

the water
and i
are one

i woke up
this morning
thinking
“i can’t swim”