In this evening after eating out
You serve us nightcaps as we talk
Noting our lazy hermeneutics, how we cross
Long sentences like little rivers winding between
Precipices and over rocky underbellies
Shifting light stones and leaving the heavy
To curve our sheer flow into rapids.
Tomorrow you will lead your congregation
Our stories will fill your gospel
Our rivers will run clear,
You will lead them to precipices
They will curve with you into rapids
They will find they are walking on water
In the morning you will show them what they always knew.
(g) Erice C Fairbrother
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