A garden growing
Green as they get
Just for me somewhere
I cultivate from afar
Sunlight and truth, I send every day
Prayers pollinating good, good soil and seed
Evenings, my knees feel a joyful exhaustion
As I sleep, a Dream, rooted, yet uncontained, leans closer
Morning dew brings proof the weeds haven’t won
Will I reap?
Will the weeping wither, then fade from memory?
Watch with me
Let’s try this again
Let me hold what protects you
Let time take its time
This is fragile me
The me shaken, not stricken
The Phoenix at night
I wish your teacher
Hadn’t taught you hardball
Or you’d have played a bit softer with me
And had I needed
Not to wipe the sweat from your brow
You’d be sleeping, I’d be living a life
Flee now, rejection!
Else I wish forever more
On this Earth, in my dreams, and in heav’n
Shroud and shield me if you must
Reign over, rain on
Strike me sober
I can’t care, if that’s your way
All you do, I know it’s true!
Will ultimately unthaw me