Friday, February 20, 2015

feedback

dear arctic blast launch team,

thank you for considering
our
area
for your latest campaign.
the
sub-zero
wind
chills
provide a welcome
respite
from the tedium of temperate
here
in
the
south.
furthermore,
i would like to express my sincerest thanks
for the following:
numb toes
frozen eggs-from-the-coop
the chance to wear hats and scarves in the house
murdered rosemary bushes
and
canceled events.
while i have enjoyed your stay,
ahem,
i think it’s time for you to
purchase
your
jet-stream
ticket back home


sincerely,


a frozen southerner

if you could speak to your weather, what would you say?

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Monday, February 2, 2015

put-here-for-me

chris's dishes and daffodils and nepal-hiking and fathering
this man that
God
put-here-for-me
washes dishes
secretly plants eighty daffodils
in
october
for my february enjoyment
tends to
chickens and teenagers and driving
after
dark
this man
loves my age spots
are you sure they aren't birthmarks?
he
loves
my
every
fiber
he teaches his boys
wrestling
woodworking
wife-loving
and
the word
and
this man that
God
put-here-for-me
is taking his Jesus-walk
to
honduras in 47.5 hours
and
humbly covets our
prayers

for whom are you especially thankful this day?

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Monday, January 19, 2015

dear north carolina weather,

you don't fool me
with your
bright blue sky
and
balmy breezes
maybe you lured me outside today
with your
sixty-two degrees
but i know you
i've seen the calendar
and
listened to Chief Meteorologist Van Denton's
forecast
you
are
a
fickle
one
but today?
i love you

sincerely,

sun-seeker

have you had a spring-like day lately? what did you do with it?


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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

a nine-word sermon

the run down the mountain
was
quiet
save for my feet
slap
slap
slapping
and the dogs' nails
tip
tip
tapping
on frozen country road
the air was
crisp
smoky
pine-needly
the wan blue winter sky
welcome after an
eternity
of
gray
and
the frost was gone where the sun shone through
the frost was gone where the sun shone through

in what small ways does God speak to you?

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