Home MB HeraldFeatures Confession

Confession

1 comment

confessionsI don’t pray much

my words too blunt to pierce a divine ear

my thoughts too heavy to fly

in the face of gravity

I don’t pray much

unless you count the reaching

and resigning of my breast

seventeen thousand times a day

the testing

and trusting under my feet

in every forward, backward

place

the way my eyelids close

to the mess I cannot clear

I make chaos disappear

and in the morning dare to rise

again

Reprinted with permission from Rejoice! (Vol. 48, No. 4), published by Kindred Productions and MennoMedia.
“Confession” is from Angeline’s first collection, forthcoming from Brick Books, fall 2016.

1 comment

You may also like

1 comment

adyck1 August 3, 2015 - 10:53

Thanks for this honesty about praying.

Reply

Leave a Reply to adyck1 Cancel Reply