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:

Entwined⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


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

This love⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I extend branches out—

Reborn⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀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.

Release⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀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

Create⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀





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