The Witness

Jesus rescue us

 

The blood is flowing and

The light is dying

 

Why have we prayed?

 

Is this your wisdom and mercy?

 

The dust and stars fill our eyes

And lungs

 

Desperate to see and breathe

I reach out

 

Why have we prayed?

 

Are we the forsaken?

 

The smoke in the distance

Is bright

 

The pits are deep

 

Nowhere but down from the top

Of this dying heap

 

Lord

Deliver us from the collapse

From the rubble and ruin

Of crumbled kingdoms

 

Why have we prayed?

 

Are we the witness?

 

I am not the jester

Nor am I the devil

 

I am not the speaker

Nor am I the keeper

 

I am not the giver

Nor am I the taker

 

I am merely

Fleeting breath and

Flesh which will burn away

 

I am neither innocent nor ignorant

 

Am I the seeker?

 

Am I the prey?

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