LET THERE BE

Updated: Jul 16


Dominican Republic, January 2018. Copyright © Michael D. Warden. All rights reserved.

LET THERE BE


Let there be

light

and agents

of light

you and me

with eyes wide open

seeing

as we’re meant to

things as they are


Let us

recall each other

graciously

our humanness

requires

a generous forbearance

on account

of our perpetual

bewilderment


We stumble upon

any little thing

a sliver of light

beneath

a closed door

and rush

to believe we know

what’s behind it


Imagine.


Let there be

breathing, then

in

out

a slowing

down

yes, like that

a gentle widening

of the distance

between stimulus

and response


It’s a perfectly

beautiful option

to simply

not know


This great unfolding

grace

does not need

your certainty

nor require

your protection

to do its work


Relax

unfurl your fists

release

the white-knuckle grip

on all that anger

you think you need


You don’t.

We don’t.

We can’t

anymore.


Let there be

peace

flowing down us now

like oil

on Aaron’s beard*

and sorrow

yes

and grief

a true lament

for what might have been


It isn’t fair, is it,

that we all

got broken

so early in the dance?


Let there be, then,

an awakening

the enfolding

of tears

for justice

for mercy

for love

have for too long

been strangers

to our communion


Enough.

Enough.

Enough.


I love you.


Let all

that is darkness

fall away

and come undone

that you and me

with eyes wide open

may see

as we’re meant to

things as they are



*Psalm 133

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