dazzling energy, like the Spirit
of God. I am but toe-deep
in your lovely waters, Lord,
mostly dry, for most of the day,
but I want to wade, ever deeper
into your rivers of delight.
I want to live there, your waters,
cascading around me,
scouring out the ash in me,
irrigating my barren soul,
recalling me to life.
I want your waters,
your iridescence, to make
the air bright and holy around me.
Bright, holy and full of joy.
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I want to live in your waterfall, Lord.
I want your living waters to spring within me.
I want to dive through your torrents,
letting nothing hold me back.
Not sin, not sin.
Not unforgiveness, not bitterness.
I will let go of anger, once, twice,
and again, so I may not be a leaf,
rotting blocked by the rocks,
but a rainbow fish flashing free.
I will let go of my sadness. Let go
Of grief. For what men mean for evil,
you can convert to good.
So shall I swim in your great river, oh Lord,
And your great river shall swim within me.