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The human race is a chase, the prey is our dreams.

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Haunting Myself



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On a flight in a window seat

The sun shining through the clouds reminds me

Of those pictures on church fans

Powered by the hands of women screaming, ‘I know that’s right!’

To the reverend on a Wednesday night

Bible study in a church on weekday?

I don’t think God gives extra credit for heaven, anyway…

If I knew then what I know now, I’d recognize 

That time is our most valuable prize

Regardless of talent, station, or birthright

It all resets again at midnight

A 14 year old me sitting in the basement of Mt. Zion Baptist Church

At the same tables where the choir would often rehearse 

I reach for a butterscotch in the corner of mom's purse

I never imagined myself at their age

40 or 50 something, trying to read the fine print on the Bible’s page

Counting my blessings while praying for the sick and shut in

Asking God for forgiveness for my inevitable sin

I’m just a ghost among the church crowd

Haunting a younger me, half amazed and proud 

Oh the places you will go…

Should I say hi, and tell you what  you should already know?


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