Separation: the Rosetta Stone of Love Languages

Adorning
my tiny,
new,
ancient
apartment
in kitchen,
bedroom
and sacred writing nook
I gaze upon art
intentionally placed
to remind me
how she did try to love me,
in her native language,
so alien to my own -
articulation through the material
seeking,
giving that which she recognized as meaningful to me
but that I must now acknowledge
was never enough to erase
the tangled tattoos on my heart
or dissolve
the seeping scars on my soul.

 

 

 

 

About Kimberly Knight

Kimberly has a long history of back-pew sitting, Wednesday night supper eatin' and generally trying God’s patience since 1969. She's lucky enough to have made her technology addiction a career and serves as both the Director of Digital Strategy as a southern liberal arts college and Minister of Digital community with Extravagance UCC.

  • Julie Rodgers

    Hey Kimberly! I know we’ve never met or spoken before, but you’ve been on my mind a lot since I read your post about separating. My heart ached for you, and I’ve been praying for you to experience some sort of intangible peace in this difficult season–a sense of the presence of God that allows you to know you’re not alone. Thank you for sharing so vulnerably about your life and process.


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