Musings

sleeping

wake up, She whispered but still we slept and spirit that came in infinite forms became one face and those who saw God in the trees and rocks and sky and rivers were exiled or burned or silenced wake up, She said but still we slept and fashioned boats from trees large enough to house […]
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Jacob’s Well

parched our drying dying rivers so thirsty obese children never satiated dam her waters new spawning ground for their social dis-eases Her heart vessels constrict from this civilization of man who fear the power of Her flow the great menopause of man a man-o-pause men! pause amidst the frenzied building of your dams and walls […]
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Wild Daisies

hazy pools of four o’clock light spilled onto our picnic blanket the one you tie dyed in the back yard orange popsicle bursts of summer you sketched the swelling waves and seagulls with your charcoal pencil we read novels out loud gossiped about movie stars painted swirls of henna on our bodies lazy cats stretched […]
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Currents

even rising forth there is underneath the surface already a greater current leading us home ~ jennifer sundeen, april 2017
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Expectations

i did not expect in Mother Africa that i would need my winter jacket and a hat i did not expect the photographs of the round grass huts with dirt floors from my sixth grade history book spoke truthfully the paltry mud walls a poor barrier to keep the darkness out and the shade in […]
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Hunger

today the call of their inner hunger is difficult to quell huddled they wait unblinking eyes so watchful hidden amongst the dry grass and rolling dunes the sun dips the beach empties they come tentatively forward gliding low along the shore feasting at last on the remains of so much human unwantedness ~ jennifer sundeen, […]
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