Wednesday, November 28, 2007

this is me...

this is me...
Originally uploaded by rod lewis
... this brown, faded, and broken
discarded by the one it’s served
in faithful photosynthesis.

This is me,
this fallen oak,
whose strong bark covering
hid the hollow and rotten

This is me,
this barren hillside,
timbered, raped, and eroded by
the ways of this world, and the
kingdom of the air.

This is me,
this reclaimed, lush,
and verdant forest,
deep with black loam and
tall with green canopy.

Stretching my arms upward
at dawn
to receive daily rains of mercy
and careful loving husbandry.