As Dead Sea of former life parted,
you became pillar of protection
and beckoned me on toward
of freedom God set aside for me.
At last, because of you, I could see.
So when hope cowers now, hides itself
inside the shell of my fearfulness
I evoke efficacious memory of
for reflected in bottomless pools,
I first beheld precious soul of me.
In desert, river flowed from a rock
and manna fell from on high and you,
my Moses, faithful, uncompromising,
instilled strong faith in me. I believed
you’d lead me on 'til God came for you.
If I should doubt love’s ability
to break barriers, flood me with waves
of unexpected grace, I recall
that swept away final argument
with God who answered my desperate plea.
I wander, far from River Jordan,
thirsty for yesterdays, Egypt Land.
Bewildered by lonely journey
I fall again
into a traveler’s trance, draw circles
in the ever-shifting desert sand.
Somehow I summon courage to stand
alone in desolate desert dream.
I think I never told you how I loved
strong, so beautiful, tracing circles
on the empty page. I walk them now.