This Is My Body

 

God – – my Marrow, Shadow Substance,

Stillness in my churning hours.

Heartbeat, Trickster,

Old Shape-Shifting,

Hare, now Fox, now Grass, now Lamb,

now Jackdaw, Spider, Heifer, Corn,

now Herring, Grape, and Grain,

now You and Me,

now old Oak Tree – –

Christ, each moment,

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┬ęBarbara Fryrear 1999