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"… and after the fire a sound of sheer silence." 1 Kings 19:12

Sheer Silence

"Are there some moments
of silence
that are important
in your story?"
he asks.
My ears punch up
like freesia funnels
fragrantly waiting
for the buzz
of bees--
Elijah at the mouth
of the cave,
waiting--
He is not found
in the wind
of chaos that catches
up the prepared,
in the earthquake
that shakes the shored
up foundations,
nor the fire
of work that spills
into every crevice
of time
like hot resin
in a mold.
He is not found
until all is
stilled.

10 Mar 00


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