November 6, 2019

Tiny Desk Sermon: Proper 27 C, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5,13-17 (Or: Calm the F Down!)


November 5, 2019

salvation in a jazz club


beautiful as heartache
dissonant like unexpected joy
a voice crying in the wilderness
of downtown streetscapes
pulling me in like
a river maelstrom

if you play
that seven-note chord again
with fingers singing I
might quiver and die and be 
reborn right here in my
Old Fashioned right now in 
a holy chromatic kiss

I might long for your lyrics's
love I might believe in your
tune's hopeful move toward
resolution even though it fades
before reaching harmonic home
which I too like a wayward
melody have never reached