Limbs Outstretched Towards Eden

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Oh Lord, I thank you for this gift.

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I thank you for the Green:

Praise be⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Both lost in blue of sea
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀But also that which caps each tree.

Close now⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The ferns they dance, their fronds

My God⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀All jumbled up in prayer—
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The whistling grass it sings for you.

Your song⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Oh Lord, please let me take your hand.

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀And feel the vines we share:


⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Connecting me to you
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The way that roots can join trees.

This love⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I extend branches out—


⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀My fingers gnarled like wood
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀And bearing fruit of Eden’s brush.

I live⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Oh Lord, am I now beautiful?

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The Green, it burns within.

Find strength⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I’m blossoming anew—
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀A vibrant land sprouts from my shell;

My gift⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Each breath a catalyst.

Of course⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀My Godhead swims in veins
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Which now form streams and river mouths.

We thrive⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Oh Lord, will I be ever free?

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀My chains of skin dissolved.


⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀This cocoon leaves a husk
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀From which your life may grow in stalks.

To heal⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀All covered in your Green

It spreads⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Consuming every branch
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀That bore the fruit from which it burst


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