Walking at 5:30 A.M. by The Lake


We go down to the rock each morning

you and I, in search

of some religion.

I pray with your voice

and you with mine

until the air

around us shakes

with exhale and we fall

to the ground. Soon

there will be more

of us, this crawling

group of water seekers,

and as we loosen the gravel

from our elbows

and toes, a cloud

full of sound

and voice

will cover us like a quilt

and in that final moment

when everything around us

crashes with the grateful

taste of sand

and lake, we will have the rhythm

that we need to stand

heel in stone

and receive our gritty absolution

from this

our devotion.

One Comment on “Walking at 5:30 A.M. by The Lake

  1. So this is my favorite. You have such a way with words…a true poet.

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