morning is broken (faith, hope, love)

when you can’t feel it in your heart

faith is the mental pushpin reminding


when you can’t believe it with your logic

faith pulses from the heart where you know it deeply there


when you can’t feel it or think it and the signs of it

in the world, in people’s eyes and words, have abandoned

any trace that it ever existed  –

hope approaches, as thin as the vapor of the cold morning

when the earth first turns into the visual field of the sun


and it happens every morning, despite us, the miraculous mundane

returning of light through dark, that lifts us, if we look to see

ourselves, our doubts and fears transformed, and also lifting

      my eyes unto the lord

up to passeth understanding — all of us

enveloped within the constant becoming

that is

we are



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