Disputation of Matthew 10:29

The storm came on sudden as a seizure

flaying the tender skin of spring with hail

the size of peach pits so by morning

the blush of green lay in sodden drifts

spackled with mud, as did two brown

sparrow chicks, pushed from the nest

as they fledged when the second hatch

was laid and homeless they pled for

shelter until pelted into silence,

well outside their Father’s care.

 

© Dana Hughes 6.22.19

One thought on “Disputation of Matthew 10:29

  1. Unflinching, tough, and heartbreaking. I love how you are willing to stick your poetic tongue out at the gospel. These days, this feels like truth to me. I also love how spare, understated, and clean this is. Beautiful.

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