Oct. 29th

bathed in salt, anointed with three names,

panic soaked to bone and ligament,

surrounded by generations

of sweat, hope, courage,

all choking on the future

in the pews.

years passed, bones hardened,

wilderness spread throughout your heart,

soul spoke to soil, sun kissing skin,

eyes watering,

witness your fear, don’t fight it,

just witness and release.