St. Paul Testing Everything (Rom 8; 1 Thes 5:16–21)

—Judy Little

                        Nor height nor depth nor God

himself at ragged islands, close horizons

                        cloud-packed and crawling

with storms, and all sails at thunder gone sky

to sky, tall wavecrest over stormboat over

                        star by star tumbling


                        to light-shatter, the whole

sky down and rolling shoreward in full timewreck,

                        ever can separate


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