Friday, April 6, 2012

By Words You Ride

I know you breathe
These words of intense
More than human desire,

Words more powerful
Than any others
Invented or uttered,

Because the feelings
You want to share
Are so overwhelming

That in their heat,
Brilliant light,
Simple syllables collapse
Under too much weight,
Systemically fail,
Seem so beast-of-burden dumb
As to be trusted to carry
So intense and precious a cargo;

Yet know that by breathing them
Word-riding into my Jerusalem,
Under waving palms,
By mystery of redeeming love
You so overwhelm.

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