Give God your time,
when time is long;
Give God your voice,
in praise and song.
Give God your tears,
while you feel,still-
Give God your sweat,
your youthful zeal.
Give God your work,
while there is light;
Give God your ways,
your will to fight.
Give God your love,
your mind, your heart;
Give God your life,
at it’s start.
(coaxed by soft, gentle, cool rains,)
bold, violent; open in a delicate, bright beauty.
Sigh of a breeze released in its pollen dust,
still with an element/memory of
death’s recent frigid rule-
Edges of the dominion softened with
the gradual erosion of sharp bitterness.
Ground retracts it’s blanket of a blend-
red clay and sallow snow.
Angles blossom into adolescent development of
softness and beauty in the glossy leaves then the
Wedding day with sultry, shimmery air-
honeymoon in the stillness,
cicadas, crickets, birds serenade-
coconut-scented air intoxicating.
The aging approaches rapidly, brilliant silver years
pinch of cold air, and vivid, crisp burnt orange,
red, and mustard yellow,
til the last leaf has fallen into
sallow grasses, the night
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The bitter view their bitterness
even when the will is gone and
they are wracked within it’s wall.
flood gushes over the dam to
No stronger, only huddled
inside the electric wall,
soft and vulnerable,
while their mutant power of
wrath, in electric bolts,
destroys everything around them.
Terms of beauty, scarlet blooms
unfurl in your face-
Vivid, eerie sharpness
in the thorns.
Cut off blooms,
leave the wilted corpse,
a hearts common response
so little distortion left
that will sear a callused mind.
Question your enneagrams, your type-indicator,
wrap the descriptions around your throat,
a scarf you wear with pride.
Temperament vs. tabula rasa.
All serve some benefit,
but only cover cosmetically
compared to you being the King’s
Hindsight may fix what’s broken in the mind,
God who is light, clarity, love-
focused where the shadow blinded me;
when I thought it was my friend.