Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lent 18


My fanciful soul strains to soar
like a balloon drifting into the blue sky
but my string is caught,
snagged in the branches of the world:
weighed down by the body,
knotted with fatigue,
twisted about by responsibilities
(joyful and tedious alike),
alternately lingering and leaving
but never completely loose,
never quite able to float carefree.
Ah, Jesus, give me peace
in this tied-down almost-flying
unsettling space that is
life.

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