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Scripture Nightmare

Supposedly You will spit people out if they’re lukewarm and don’t love You enough, so onto life’s afflictions and its doubt we’ve got to add some other awful stuff: the visions ancient people had of You as angry, punitive, abusive … Continue reading

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Father Catharsis

for Dad 1 When I was little and I wished to learn to play a piano, you shot down that wish as something that a growing boy should spurn, because you felt that it was sissyish. You came from where … Continue reading

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Ubiquitous

My world was black and white, without a gray, without the nuance of a shade or hue, and oftentimes when I would kneel to pray, I felt that I was night and day was You. Dualities dueled in me and … Continue reading

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Corners

  For Laura B. You hate the world for being so corrupt, so full of malice and of selfishness, for all the bloody conflicts that erupt, for lives condemned to woe and senselessness. You keep on going for your family, … Continue reading

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Bulb Dialogue

At times, I have been proud of being bright, of giving light as if it were my own, like writers who enlighten when they write, illuminating what had been unknown. And though the light has flickered off and on, or … Continue reading

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Profession

For years, Love, I professed belief in You, expressing faith in You to everyone, to people whom I didn’t know or knew, yet looking back at all the things I’ve done so few reflect the faith which I professed, and … Continue reading

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Advisers

We love to tell each other what to do and offer, like a treasure, our advice, or talk about our elevated view that, unlike any other, should suffice to tell a person where they are and where they’ve been and … Continue reading

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