A poem to love

It has been a long while since I posted a poem.

This one just fits a fall-inspired rainy day pondering…this thought by Ann Voskamp, “When you have an overwhelmed world, you don’t have to have an underwhelmed soulif Christ fills the thoughts.”

“Coming Up for Air” by Diana Der-Hovanessian

I who never learned
to swim right
walk through this water
with you, with tanks,
new lungs, on our backs,
new eyes that show me
creatures who do not fear
us any more than
other fish.
You float above me and
there is no such thing
as fire to feed or tamp.
My former life is swallowed
by deaf tides.
The songs are all new
and wordless. I open
my hand as if it were a fin.

“Coming Up for Air” by Diana Der-Hovanessian

 

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