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Instructor

Professor Leaf, please teach me how to make food out of love as you make food from light, the sun that you convert for your tree’s sake so it may grow up to a lofty height. For I have come … Continue reading

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The Puddle

At night, I held the moon and stars in me, by day, a mass of clouds or sky of blue, as little, humble, version of the sea, reflecting on the heavens as you do. A sparrow party visits for a … Continue reading

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Body of Water

Because I felt my verses flowed from You, I thought that I could be a riverbed, and writing was the best that I could do, and others could drink truth when they had read. Like Francis, I would be a … Continue reading

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Fertile Mire

Everywhere I look is full of rot, in me and in the world that’s all around; decay with which all life on Earth is fraught begins before it’s buried in the ground. And I who thought myself to be immune … Continue reading

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Embracing Zero

If sorrows have subtracted from our blisses and joyfulness deducted from our woes; if loneliness has cancelled out our kisses, and friends have compensated for our foes, then everything may add up to a zero, between life’s negatives and positives, … Continue reading

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Affliction Relief

Her pain is such that she can hardly walk, and even sitting down is arduous, her body brittle like a drying stalk, a wilting relic of the way it was. Some medicine or age has left her bald, though hair … Continue reading

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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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