Dawn

         You know what time it is,
                  how it is now the moment
                  for you to wake from sleep.
         For salvation is nearer to us now
                  than when we became believers;
         the night is far gone,
                  the day is near.
                           â€”Romans 13.11-12

                  
How little my despair
actually knows,
sure as it it is.
How willingly I believe
my unseeing night,
accept such a small world.
But it extends beyond,
beyond my imagining.
Your grace moves beneath us
tectonically, the core seethes.
Unswayed by the certainty
of my doubt
the earth turns,
your dawn rolls
toward me.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

December 2, 2019