BLACK HOLES AND NEWBORN STARS

BLACK HOLES AND NEWBORN STARS

In the end

all the light

and every shadow

of our lives

will be

consumed

into the Great Alchemy

of creative stuff,

not unlike

the chaos and order

at the very core and crux

of all creation.

Heaven and earth,

and every sensitive,

timeless thread

maintaining all effects

in perfect gravity,

is

refined and transmuted

by One who addresses all things,

with Christ in the right hand

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A VIEW FROM THE BLUFF

A VIEW FROM THE BLUFF

I stand on the shore

of a dangerously rapid

river.

You keep jumping in,

screaming for help.

I run downstream

ahead of the current

to pull you out.

Over and over

this frightfully familiar

scene is repeated.

I continue,

time and time again,

through

many decades,

traipsing down into

the rapid waters,

rushing to

fetch you out.

Sometimes I

pull you out

by offering a branch;

sometimes I

wade fortuitously

into the water.

The footing

is not always safe

and

sometimes

I slip

and lose my balance.

And,

sometimes

I

hurdle into the

deep dark waters

struggling

to reach you.

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