Allowing Good Things to Happen

Paul closed his eyes and walked on water.
He walked on the sandy bottom.

His belief in denial was not strong enough.
Gravity applied itself.

Paul did not seek to appropriate a miracle.
He sought to replicate Christ’s love.

He discounted his gentle rejection of Christianity
as a cause for his failure.

That religious dismissal did not prevent
the spiritual manifestation of grace.

Maybe the bestowed blessings
assumed a different form than imitation.

copyright © 2022 Kenneth P. Gurney

Kiss of Grace

You kissed me
to dissolve my fears.

What held me together fell away.
I nearly fell apart.

Your beauty
kept my eyes steady.

My nose, fingers and legs
did not wish to leave my eyes behind.

My fingers touched your bare thigh.
A deeper attraction

pulled the rest of me
back into place.

You assured me
that this tranquility

will remain when you stand
to leave.

Your noiseless steps passed the door.
I know silence still.

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney