:: poem:: written by the side of the road just off 15th Ave NE at 5:30pm on a Friday

god touched my forehead today

a warm balm on my third eye

sending laughing honey waves of loving healing delight

wrapping around my soul.

god is love delight laughter joy

innocence that comes after knowledge

my guardian is so adult

and unmistakably male.

his broad smooth shoulders

and wide palms

bring me calm comfort strength surety.

we are together humbled with tears of amazement

when god’s childlikebuddhachrist love

melted over us like heated butterscotch,

like sunlight made liquid,

peace and healing.

that’s all.

melanie gillespie



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