Friday, February 14, 2020

Threading its way

After Matthew 6:9-13

It threads its way
from the salutation,
the kingdom,
the jurisdiction
of the kingdom, 
threading its way
forward and upward,
to the supplication,
the asks,
for bread, daily,
for forgiveness, daily,
as we forgive, daily,
and onward
the needle sews 
and embroiders,
to be delivered
from evil,
the evil one.
And we come back
to what was added,
a doxology of song,
a psalm, 
from the first years,
kingdom, power, glory,
The threading ends.
The embroidery is done.
Our hearts are sewn,
Embroidered together.

Photograph by Anna Auza via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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