Grace and Peace to you.
If you want to understand God
walk up to a blooming lilac
and hide your face in the light purple.
Gather all the memories of that scent
from your childhood.
(Don’t confuse the roses at your grave.)
Imagine giving that aroma to someone.
Imagine them receiving it.
Now, you still don’t understand God.
But what you do
with increasing blue
throughout the mystified day,
deepening toward evening
into a kind of leaning.
with a slight chance of visibility.
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