Lent: Trust

amywink February 27th, 2018

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Trust

“Above all, trust in the slow work of God.” Teilhard de Chardin

I am thinking of myself
about to be seven,
standing alone
in a black velvet dress,
trimmed in lace,
standing on the
caliche drive
between home
and church,
accompanied
only by a cat.

I am in a pensive, shy
pose, tucking my head
unlike in other photos
I have of myself at the time,
where I am shining
with happiness,
surrounded by animals,
laughing, bold.

Many things are
about to happen,
beautiful and terrible,
but here, in
this photograph,
is a moment in
her beginning,
between home
and church,
in the year
she began
to pay attention,
in the year
she began
to write.

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