08 June 2020

crying out. protest.

in the swarming chaos
I cry out for a center
a place of remembrance
a time when all is love
each breath sacred and counted
as if the soul could carry grace
the spirit swollen as pregnancy
and hope late-term breaks forth
breaking the fear
of another miscarriage

I cry out from the center
where the tremors intensify
and in my mind’s eye
I can see the beauty in the pain
the sweat as raindrops
these tears, the water,
this joy-in-sorrow life

I cry out in the center
praying God’s warm breath
would catch my dry throat
even as these open hands enfold
this new life in love,
these tears, the water,
this joy-in-suffering life


crying out. protest.
by troy cady

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