Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saguaro Stand

The saguaro stand
ranges along the upward slope
of a deserted mountain.
from the ancient rock
-the talus of creation-
each one
soldier straight 
facing the firestorm heat
of a summer sun.

Some time, ages ago
under that same
searing sting,
excess was incinerated,
blasted by the sun.
The incidental
independent accessories
were set in the fire
of a furnace forge
which blistered
brushed them away
as nothing,
until nothing
existed but the
essential element,
the condensation of life
in a purified strand.

And today
this very moment,
the saguaro stand
sentinel strong
embrace the pain
and face the sun
of God’s true form.

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