Expectation Eight

Elizabeth Champam melizabethchapman.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Chapman melizabethchapman.blogspot.com

It is in the absence

presence is known

Even the divine nature

abhors the vacuum

draws all to vortex

He’s there where

he’s gone missing

Even as he’s not there

where last he was

when we had him 

See how he slips up

now right next to us

the heady breath sweet

on our neck’s nape

all damp with grief

Listen as he speaks

our names so softly

this old grounds keeper

creator undercover

so as to recreate all


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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7 Responses to Expectation Eight

    • I certainly like the idea of ‘vortex’ better than the thought of ‘centrifuge’ which eventually eliminates all from grace . . . Thanks for the nod, Alice, as always . . . Blessings . . .


  1. SalvaVenia says:

    “Creator undercover”. :)


  2. Nicely put Peter – food for thought on a Sunday morning


  3. The story says that he walked alongside them [two disciples] on the road to Emaus: they ‘saw’ him but they did not recognize him until ‘the breaking of the bread’ . . . It remains a mystery to me . . .


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