Prayer for Moore, Oklahoma

Peace be still,
was never as much
meteorological miracle
as the miracle of reminding us
we are together in the boat.

Peace be still for the woman
hugging her kids in the bathtub
under a mattress,
Peace be still for the man
with the fluffy dog under his arm
hunting for photographs
in what’s left of his home.
Peace be still,
for all of those
evacuating children
from the elementary schools.

There he is, over there, bending down,
holding a third grader’s hand —

Christ is awake.
Peace be still, he is still saying,
for the storm that is past
and all the storms yet to come.

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One Response to Prayer for Moore, Oklahoma

  1. dabar96 says:

    Be still, indeed!

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