“God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” (1 John 4:16)


You don’t fall out of love

Like a cradle

When the wind blows

And the bough breaks.


Love is in the broken bough,

the blowing wind,

the falling cradle.


Love lives in us

When we live in love


We live in the hands of the cradle-maker,

the breath of the blowing wind,

the heart of the broken bough.


(dedicated to S.L.; 9.23.2018)