to my next church

sit down three rows

from the back, on the left,’

maybe, i look lost

unfamiliar with your church dialect–

but i know.

i remember all the words

to the doxology, lord’s prayer

amazing grace–they eat a hole

in my cynical heart.

i watch you circle around

like buzzards looking

at this new carcass

sitting in your blueredgreen pews.

this heart beats

to slow rhythm of hope–

here is where:

i can lick my church wounds clean,

i can be healed again,

i can be.

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4 thoughts on “to my next church

  1. Oh, I’ve been there. The new church that I’m attending is a place that feels a little frightening to me. It’s definitely not the safe place that I’ve been going for the past 4+ years. But I genuinely believe it’s where I’m supposed to be for this season. Praying that you find a place that will nourish you.

    1. While I have been away from church to heal, I’m at this point in my life that I need a church community to help me finish healing. I hope I find this place somewhere soon.

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