sixth step IN


In from the downpour

combing knots from tangled hair,

turning fear

of the unknown 

into beautiful faith.

turning shame

into bottomless grace.


the stories I've told

my entire life -

tonight, I will bury these books

in a field, let the pages

soften into soil

as flesh off the bone

to nourish mushrooms,

sweet peas and mint.


after pain

the breakthrough comes

through a sip of water.


my heart,

a deer in the forest,

has been offered completely

to God.