What I read,
hand shading the gold glint
of the ocean,
is my scribbled pocket book
A smooth cold rock
turns in my hand, like the chorus
of a secret sacred song.
The bench I watch the west from
is a pew to the wide sky and white caps.
What I negotiate here, what I navigate,
what I need is a way to walk on land,
as well as He traversed the waves.
Will Schmit is a volunteer outreach prison minister for Lifehouse Church in McKinleyville Ca. He is the author of Head Lines A Sixty Day Guide to Personal Psalmistry and Jesus Inside A Prison Minister's Memoir and Training Manual both available at Amazon Books and www.schmitbooks.com. The website also includes poetry, ministry updates, and music downloads from Bring To Glory a CD of spoken word with coffee house jazz.
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