Tuesday, July 25, 2006

An Audible Gasp

Pain spoke
an audible gasp
in the congregation
at the sudden news
of your recent passing
a body giving in to pain
to the slow pull of cancer
eating and growing
lingering hurt, deep ache
in our body, in us
for her loss, our loss
in our shared mortality
in your faithfulness
your voice in the choir
our loss, yes our loss
shudder in an audible gasp

July 25, 2006 12:56am

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