did you want blood? holy water? what precious liquid did you imagine would pour out when you struck me in the side with your blade? I am only human. you made me a god. I hope the next one knows that the scar on my side is not from beasts, fights, or wars, but from … Continue reading wo/man
Author: Peter Douglass
Heavenly Father, I ask for more of your Spirit. I have learned I cannot go without you. I cannot breathe, I cannot think, I cannot feel. Your brilliance is the only sun that awakens the dawn in my soul. Your beauty brings me joy. Your kindness gives me stability. Your gentleness has made me who … Continue reading A Prayer
look at the man!
look at the man! he sows in sorrows, reaps in tears. all his brothers have left him. all his gods have failed him. the field lies fallow, in wait, for him. but saltwater kills seeds, and blood doesn’t feed crops. look at the man! he reaches for God and finds himself. mirrors are cheaper than … Continue reading look at the man!
it was dusk when we saw them fall. ashen figures of glory and beauty, fall, break, and crumble. as mortals we watched the immortal become dust. you turned to me, a slight smile on your face, and asked, “who will we now worship, brother?”God has destroyed our gods, and they bow before us like craven … Continue reading HOSANNA
but I had grabbed your cloak, I had grovelled through dirt and grime to reach you. you were my last hope, my last bit of dusk before the darkness set in. so why did you turn away? why did you ignore my pleas? I was left with a piece of your robe, but what I … Continue reading blind/trees
H O P E
If I was honest with you, I would pull back the curtains and reveal the dark, the dismal, the dreary, all the moments of 2020 that have weighed on my heart and mind like the mountains weigh on the valleys. My name would be forsaken amidst the visceral noise. Color would be muddled until only … Continue reading H O P E
honestly, it feels a bit different than it did before. before. back when I knew your name and your voice I thought I knew your heart. and I think that maybe I did. but now, now, it's a bit different. it feels a bit different. and I don't think that different is necessarily bad. it's … Continue reading different
I understand now why Israel wanted Egypt. We all need someone we don’t need. My heart wants to weep but my mind says it’s not worth the salt. Salt is found in the mines and the sea. Your eyes have no valuable resource. If you should cry, Who should benefit? If you should weep, Who … Continue reading Egpyt/Lover
please run fast now.
lost and wandering, looking for spirit, looking for home. light of light beaming from eternal face brings my heart rest and my mind wild thoughts. thoughts of freedom, thoughts of love, forlorn and foreign, like food prepared in the dark. darkness is not my master, darkness is not my friend. holding hands, reaching for comfort … Continue reading please run fast now.
American Cain/Black Blood
American Cain, Why do you rage? Why do you seeth and fume? Your brother’s blood cries out From your streets, Suburbs, And town halls. Black Blood bleeds, Black Blood stains. And your hands are wet with it. The foreign waters of nations Will not cleanse you. Legislation, Law, and Liberty Will not take away your … Continue reading American Cain/Black Blood