Sunday, March 29, 2015

A city consumed, drowning

(after Romans 8:18-25)

A city consumed, drowning
 in moans, streets
weeping, buildings
a saturation of pain wrapping
itself as gutters fill, tears

we weep, anticipating
an end, a beginning
either / both

we anticipate
what we do not know

stumbling on slick
sidewalks, we wait
for sunrise, dawn

the morning.

Photograph by George Hodan via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

1 comment:

Doug Spurling said...

We know, as the woman endures the pains of labor, as Christ endured the cross...we know.
For the joy set before us the sufferings of this life are but a moment