Sunday, August 6, 2017

The shaking

After Isaiah 53

The darkness and shaking
flowed around and through
us, the wind flinging dust
and dirt in our eyes, blinding
long enough for the darkness
to deepen and then obliterate,
a cold gloom soaking skin
and heart, darkness
overcoming, blotting out
the sun as the stain
was transformed, stabbing
in substitution. We know
the darkness only because
of the light it can’t overcome.

Photograph by Alex Borland via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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