Tide Fool

What I read,

hand shading the gold glint

of the ocean,

is my scribbled pocket book

of hope.


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

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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