Spring is coming Spring is coming Spring is coming


Spring is coming Spring is coming Spring is coming

Fingers pulling up from a basin of water, dripping porcelain

Like oil across your forehead,

Little rivers, static removed,

The new comes with the old—

But the old comes off!

How can it be that the rain can give so much joy?

Spring means new,

It means new life,

New love,

New second chances,


I am home for spring, and it feels like I’ve never been in a home such as this;

No explanations this time,

And yet I’m cared for.

Dang is it nice to belong somewhere!

It feels like yet another something broke last Sunday,

But like a warm compress on old wounds,

Something more healed.

If I could be an animal, I would be an otter,

I would never get out of the water,

I’d coast through beautiful rivers and lazy streams,

If there are any otters left that still do that.

I’d be a lone otter, if that’s what it takes,

Can you imagine lying on your back all day, and for the majority of your time

Just coasting in a watery grace?

It’d be like constant baptism,

An everyday renewal,

It would be like peace coming down from the skies,

The thunder rippling out, peals of chaos issuing forth from the heavens,

And a green-grey tone to the water,

Me a mermaid, coasting by.


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I am a second-grade teacher and pastor-to-be who loves people. I spend my weekends with friends or wandering the museums of DC alone and with a journal, trying to put words on the places of the soul that still feel wordless. I spent most of my days at school trying to learn patience through my students and running on sheer nerdy passion. I follow Jesus Christ, and savor that as my most important identity--that I am a child of God, as are infinite others, regardless of their other identities. Christ is my one thing.

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