Love yourself. God will quietly depart from you, or you from God, Your need for each other having come to an end.
We hold each other’s hand We bow our heads and pray Hoping tomorrow brings a better day. We lean our shoulders forward, Together, we push ahead, And trust in brother Jesus, when brother Jesus said, Do not be afraid. Do not be afraid. Get on your feet, And do not be afraid. Hope is […]
I awoke early this morning to a light rain, here in the suburbs, where a nameless army of self-important people were still asleep, recharging for another day of striving for relevance. I wanted to jump in the truck and head back home. Miles away from anywhere relevant. There I would sit again on the front […]
When did I become a mystic? When, while sitting on the cliff’s edge, the choking smoke of morality dissolved, revealing my dusty feet, playfullly dangling below me in the open sky. I had never noticed before how erotic is foot fellowship on the holy mountain. You can dance up there beyond the judgmental glare of […]
The house belonged to my great uncle Ed’s father. I don’t remember his name. My mother could tell me, while she is still living. As children, my brothers and I, visiting my Mammaw one hot, humid Kentucky August, walked with my cousins into the house, vacated some twenty years prior, when death came. […]
This morning I made my bed. I tucked in the corners, presuming to smooth out the rumpled chaos. Out and about, seeing I had clearly made a mess of everything, I thought of my well-made bed. In this deranged, nuclear warhead world, I still make my bed! And I bet you do, too. We manufacture order to […]
You will not find the feraldom of God entrenched in one location for long. Like the spirit that is its impetus and source, the feraldom of God appears in unexpected places, in short-lived but treasured moments, only to dissolve and reappear elsewhere. Where two or three gather to open a channel for the primal surging of […]
Feral Jesus walked into an internet café where millenials and college students were superimposing the French flag over their social media profiles. He told them a parable. Once, a brutal, well-established gang from across the sea bombed the hell out of the people of Iraq and Syria. “Make way for the death machine of liberal […]
Blind to blindness. Cosmic cave crickets, Content in a universe glowing with supernovas. Then along came some cod fish or what not, with eyes to see. Light sensors. Doubt inducers. A new species of squinting mystics. I carry folded spectacles in a suitcase. Tramping toward unseen darkness, Pre-Cambrian blindness, Darkness before doubt. Drawn to […]
“A word after a word after a word is power. ” – Margaret Atwood In your holy saunters, Say a good word. Do a daring deed. Sit in subversive Silence Belly laugh at the Apparatus. Carry neither purse nor staff, Only a poem Full of power and grace.