Lord, I don't think much about the complicated prophecies
of "end times" and "final chapters."
I assume your mercy and justice will somehow infiltrate
our chaos (to level out the wrinkles,
to unify our bifurcated tongues,
to free your servants from these unholy barnacles
that have been sucking the glow out of our spirits).
But I'm sure when it happens it will happen fast.
We will stand speechless amidst the rushing scenes,
the quickening, the morbid beauty of snowflakes
falling on Satan's carcass, the reactivation of inert miracles,
and the cold corrections of your Holy accountants.
And if I'm here at this accumulation of all things,
I will be kneeling.
And the pressures and oppressions that have tightened around us like nooses will loosen, and beams of light will shoot
from the Holy Spirit's eyes, and I'll be kneeling (wherever I am)
until these spirals unwind.
Revelations 19:21, 21:3-4
September 26, 2007
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