And the Spirit immediately drove him
out into the wilderness.
you are within him.
The world recedes,
the ungenerous stones, the fatal cliffs,
the worlds vanishing from your grasp.
The wilderness is himself,
pure presence free of outcome,
a given stillness
your temptation becomes clarity,
your fear serene,
your solitude holy,
your belonging assured,
and your desiring becomes song.
February 18, 2021