Psalm

by Barrie Davies

Photography by Luke McGinty


A chariot in Adam’s cloud pioneers a halo

Fork the lightning with the last hand on rein and hallelujah a hero

Elijah broke his tears and simmered angels in fire at zero

At Capernaum, the fish broken for Christ’s sake are healed;…

They are reformed, a new light in their scales revealed

As they minister the orphaned ocean’s tide keeled

Sermons. There is no need for simple flesh to walk the water

Now. This anchor staked to my heart, this brine bloated blood

Is enough to marvel upon. Gospel the advent flood

Sacred the pulse, the soil and tick tock toil of bread and butter.

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