Bird Shadows/Holy Spirit

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Bird Shadows/Holy Spirit

by Callid Keefe-Perry

My God is in the next room,

cooking unseen feasts

and humming;

moments of ache before rain

when the whole June cloud

is ready to burst through

though no drop has yet fallen;

dandelion blades that insist

adamantly they must reside directly

in the middle of your neighbor’s

blacktopped suburban driveway;

sights of the shadow of a bird flitting

by the sill near the bed of an aging Grace,

who can no longer move but counts herself

lucky because at least she can still see.

This is my God:

expectant and grinning

wild and near.

Callid Keefe-Perry blogs at The Image of Fish.

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