Absolution

absolution

hmmm
hhuhhh
hmmm
hhuhhh
bundled and warm     cold crisp air     stings with each inbreath
hmmm
hhuhhh
tears drawn away by the cold     or are they
hmmm
hhuhhh
hmmm
hhuhhh
muffled     but heightened     as within the confessional     silence descends as Nature dons her alb
hmmm
hhuhhh
a puff of warm air     echoing     as through a long narrow cylinder     the absence of sound     amplified by the tenuous fall of prayers     returning to earth’s chapels
hmmm
hhuhhh
this soft white blanket of compassion     buries weed     dirt     death     while above the shroud
hmmm
hhuhhh
trees     stark against blue pure sky     limbs beseeching     beseeching     beseeching
hmmm
hhuhhh
for a moment
hmmmhhuhhh
hmmmhhuhhh
pulse rate changes with emotion
hmmmhhuhhh
hmmmhhuhhh
love     hope     redemption     joy
hmmmhhuhhh
hmmmhhuhhh
hmmmhhuhhh
baptized in Grace     forgiven

8 thoughts on “Absolution

    1. Will Pennington

      You? Shy? NOT 😊
      Very different for me. It occurred to me a week ago that I had hit on my own style–not this one though. I wanted to convey how our breathing seems so loud in the solitude and silence of a new-fallen snow.

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