A dam in Pennsylvania. Photo by Erinn Fahey.
By Lydia Wylie-Kellermann
Preached at Day House Detroit Catholic Worker, February 18, 2018
Who am I?
I am fierce and gentle.
I am life and death.
I am ancient and new.
I am solid and fluid and gas.
I am in you and around you.
I am above you and below you.
I am the snow and the rain,
The creek, the stream,
the river, and the sea. Continue reading
By Liza Neal
The sea holds our sin.
As levels rise,
as ice melts,
as whales and birds wash up on shores
dead from the plastic and metal in their bellies,
as people wash up on shore
dead from desire for safety,
and our refusal to give shelter.
The sea holds our sin. Continue reading
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity.] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you, and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
By Dee Dee Risher
Into my daughter’s pocket,
I slip two dollars to buy milk on her way home after school,
kiss her, and say a blessing over her.
This is our custom. Continue reading
By Sarah Matsui
For: Liz Nicolas, one of my dearest people and one of the most distinctly human individuals I know.
Dear friend, your way of seeing can be
as much burden as gift; I know
When tears threaten to swallow you whole:
Know you will not be overcome. Learn and relearn to
find the counterweight you need. Continue reading
By Talitha Fraser. Talitha is an urban contemplative theopoetics dabbler Kiwi living in the wilds of Footscrazy, Australia
I lost my voice again today.
Not from shouting too much.
No… more mute than that, more fut- (I’ll) Continue reading
By Bill Wylie-Kellermann
crouched to devour,
breathes, like a dragon, winter darkness upon us:
decrees go out, are believed and obeyed, indictments
are suppressed, privilege covers the blunt ends of supremacy;
widescreen redundancies brutalize, dull, the mind; the most basic human
rights as to water or life are violated as practical policy, a financial necessity.