Has the moon ever followed you home?
Has anyone ever loved you when you were naked
When you needed an eraser
When the stars were not visible
And you heard no truth
To their voice
To their love
Is there anyone in your life who doesn’t want anything in return?
Not a thank you
Not a raise
Not an accolade
Has the sun ever hidden behind dark clouds when you needed light
Or shined so bright
You could not see
For all the trees
That tried to hide your view
Or change it?
Have you ever discarded your dress for a new robe?
To places you’ve never seen
A covenant ring from above
A different kind of love
Have you ever unzipped
A skin suit
Shedding years of regret
To drink in all things new
Under a crescent moon
When the tide washes over your feet
And you learn to dance alone
Under the heavens
Or in the rain
Without an umbrella?
Have you ever lost your legs and had to grow a new, sturdier pair?
Have you ever looked in a mirror without searching for lines,
or covering your beauty with makeup and a mask to disguise you?
Can you peer into the eyes the Creator created to shine and not become blind to your authentic self?
Where is the person who got lost along the way?
Who’s this figure staring back at you?
Say hello again for the first time,
And beckon the day in all its array of light to cause you to breathe
All over again.
Erase the words that have been written concerning your identity and rewrite the next chapter, Ruth
Leave the dust of Moab in the distance
And follow bitter Naomi to the House of Bread where dreams unfold during the gathering of sheaves.
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