The Vigil

22.Dimitry R.

The Vigil


I am the promise you have broken

I am the vow you have never spoken

I am the one true story you cannot revoke

And as you sing your silence to the silence that will follow

I am the unsung glory there


I am the voice at the hollow of every prayer

That fills you with love

And empties you of despair

I am unfailingly there


I am the future you have ruined

I am the past you have existed through

I am the part of you that is still

And always true


When you imagine nothing is left

To do and feel

The world crashing in apologies

Sackcloth and ash

I am the light at the center of the flameless fire

Extinguishing pain and desire

With a love that comes to take you home

Where I always am


Where I am still


By Julie Flanders

Photo by Dimitry R.





Earth Day, 2019


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