Swallow the Horizon

All of humanity begins and ends feeling only desire We want for food, shelter, water, crawling in the mire We grope in endless black clinging to each other Hoping for comfort only when not killing one another Some refuse the abyss in favor of hard upward ascent While others disbelieving in peaks elect for eternalContinue reading “Swallow the Horizon”

NINTH CIRCLE

We are all in the Ninth Circle. The fat and flabby Satan, that devil of old Beats his leathery wings of decrepitude Summoning such a freezing blast of wind Not even the wildest of fires within the heart can withstand. Humanity together as one cohesive disease We wallow in our own filth to the noxiousContinue reading “NINTH CIRCLE”

Iconic vision

“Come come I will show you!” The elderly hunched-over woman said as she adjusted her head covering and took me by the hand to lead me into the Church. “Oh really, it’s okay I can find my way around!” “Nonsense! I show you, you will see the Saints. They are alive.” We had been havingContinue reading “Iconic vision”

Vespers

Cold wind flows past the dying trees in streams Taking the last leaves swiftly followed by moonbeams It is on darkening cobblestone paths that we tread Out of the approaching night’s bosom and dread To the tolling of bells do we steadfastly approach The serpent of old slithers along offering reproach Never mind his venomousContinue reading “Vespers”

Take me to Heaven. Take me to God.

“Will you take me to Heaven where the angels sing? Will you show me the Uncreated Light that burns for all eternity? I want to see the Tree that feeds life itself with each succulent fruit. I want to walk in the mist of the day and revel in the all consuming peace that neverContinue reading “Take me to Heaven. Take me to God.”

Ark of Salvation

“I can’t remember in detail how it all came about. I found myself inside never wanting back out. The rugged and sturdy beams of solid wood are strong. They’ve been tested, never bested suffering long. This mighty ship is relentless and tenacious heading to God’s land. Stubborn and unchanging like her captain who leads usContinue reading “Ark of Salvation”