Blooming and Roots

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Life is bloom, stem, and root
dependent on the soil upon which
breath depends.

And Lent is the
autumnal season
when darkness nurtures
introspection
and the cold wind soothes
battle-weary souls.

The flower has faded
the bloom has dropped
but the word of our God stands
forever drawing roots
down
deep
and
deeper still

These roots enable
a skyward reach
grasping for that bird bearing
that olive branch in her beak
come rest here awhile,
come nest here awhile,
we all could use a little hope in our branches
from time to time.

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