Oh Covid-19, Spring is here in its usual SPRING LIKE JASMINE way. You may feel like you are still blooming But know that we are PRAYING TOGETHER for your eradication. I am happy to practice THE ART OF GATHERING again Especially gathering for the good of others with Noonday Although, you have caused so much disruption There is beauty emerging out of the chaos In these last few years I have been able to GIVE MY CHILD THE WORLD Through homeschooling and exploring books together I have also spent more time examining our propensity to live BUSY LIVES that lead to RESTLESS SOULS. And so I am re-reading ESSENTIALISM as I continue to focus on what truly matters as we long to live a purposeful life. I am now more than ever convinced that creating is an act of resistance And so we create and continue ADORNING THE DARK left in your wake. Although it may seem like I AM ALL OVER THE PLACE The COMFORT BOOK reminded me that “cooking is the best kind of active meditation” so weekly I practice meditation when I Prep and Pray This is my active stand in THE RUTHLESS ELIMINATION OF HURRY With your arrival so much of our normal activities ceased But we continue the sacred struggle in slowing down And I long to live free and light WHEN STRIVINGS CEASE. We learned to live and work from home We have also learned to live at home with our whole self Giving thanks for this good body is a new rhythm for me And I can feel that I am slowly BREAKING FREE FROM BODY SHAME Even though you meant to ravish our bodies You don’t get the last word These bodies are meant for greater purposes And Black women have beautifully embodied faith Like they are CARVED IN EBONY showing us all That “there is a justice in joy” so, CALL US WHAT WE CARRY Because we are healing through our collective poetry of love Here I stand to BLESS THE SPACE BETWEEN US Covid 19 your presence desired to steal our peace And fill us with anxiety but IN THE NAME OF JESUS We choose RHYTHMS OF RENEWAL THIS BEAUTIFUL TRUTH will prevail We are stepping into Holy Ground Every small unseen moment is exactly Where heaven abounds. Shalom.
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