26 June 2017

living like a lizard

downside up becomes 
normal, here
winter settles in
and my flesh, now accustomed
to African heat, balks
shivering against the cold

I learn to live
like the lizards, seeking
the sun, stretching 
into the warm, 
never able to retain enough
heat, I withdraw 
as light fades
sheltered in fleece
waiting till the next
mid-day absorption

14 June 2017

daily choice

a daily option, easy 
unto death
hard, into life
where freedom waits

I daily choose
the narrow way
pressed close
to my Master's heart

 “Enter by the narrow gate; 
for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, 
and those who enter by it are many. 
For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, 
that leads to life, 
and those who find it are few."

09 June 2017

such fruit

backyard banana flower

all my eyes can see
is beyond extraordinary
how He creates with love
skill and humour
that which pleases and delights

my desire is to be such fruit
in His hands