sun sea soul

spirit erupts into form
like fire bursting into flames
startles you awake
speaks your name

silent towering clouds, endless sky
the perfect voice of tiny mountain flowers
the music of little girl giggle
the vast reach of sea that rises into a dried up soul

sky and sun, dazzling light and color
a call to prayer
a mark on the heart

if I open an eye for an instant
how can I not give up my dialogue with safety
run into these arms held out to me
fall to my knees in the wake of this public Grace

grant me a bigger cup
to receive the miracle of movement
and the blessing of wonder,
given freely despite my weak worship

use the hardened surface of my wooden story
to echo the sacred words of a true teacher
convert my timid steps into a leap with no landing

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