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Crying Out

Crying Out

by Murray Dunlap


Crying Out

Crying out for peace
I find myself sore

Crying out for sanity
I find myself perplexed

Crying out for a little love
I find myself inadequate
Unable to repay

Crying out for Truth
I find myself believing
I find myself on my knees




Outside the doorway
Hyperventilating with a cleaving heart
Epinephrine bloodstream
Dilated eyes
Cardiac quandary

A stained-glass doorway
Ripples smoothing over
Pools of evensong
Hallowed prayer

A thoughtful anonymity
Blessed calm


image: Christ by Odilon Redon


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