Monday, April 22, 2013


I imagine heaven untamed
barefoot running over pine needle rocky trails
nature strobes through leaf canopy ceilings
fiddling daisies cover miles
beautiful weeds teaching us to treasure the rejects
I climb a mountain walking on my hands
toes tickling the sky, tap-dancing Your celestial floors
freshly hatched doves perch on my heels
waiting to unzip all fear and fly free
molting their symbol of peace to become it
where river swans can be counted
while their beauty is unbound by numbers
music playlist of Lauren's silly lollipop lip play songs
when she was three and dolls preferred operettas
beautiful nonsense where we name our toes 
Philangia, Phil, Philbert, Philly cream cheese, and Hank
Where deepest calm floats like moss on the surface,
Your current rushing underneath dancing glass,
I chase it, as we skip on the water like rocks together
No sinking Peter fisherman stories, no storms,
no leprechauns, rabbits foot, good luck charms needed
only gold-tipped page promises fulfilled and smiling right at me
surprises at every turn of the eye, lift of the head, 
cup of the ear, touch of the tip,  bud of the taste,
swinging rope willow tree pendulum
now unhalted by big brother threats
safety net chasm of faith transformed, 
we leap and laugh in the bouncy house of truth,
tight rope wind embraced as we fall into delight, unhindered,
falling is flying
we dip and glide over all the hungry, desperate places, 
sprinkling food and joy like pixie dust
full-bellied sheltered smiles returned
but then I wake up 
without wings
disheartened, I choose
to trust the dream

"First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss..." Genesis 1:1-2 (msg)

“Earth's crammed with heaven...
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.”
― Elizabeth Barrett BrowningAurora Leigh