by Lyndi Waters
You breathe your sublime beauty into me on my knees, and I lift my eyes hoping to catch a glimpse of you refilling my leaky chambers, that I might stand and walk the world this day without trying to hoard the glow of your holy To-Be-ness. Your strange lovely gluey light holds the fragments of my fickle and foolish humanity together, illuminating the cobblestone path where I want to place each step so that it carries forward not me, but you.
Lyndi Waters is a winner of the Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Award, the Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest, and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. She is a practicing Catholic, mother, and grandmother, and the author of Butcher Shop of Wild Forgiveness: Poems. Lyndi lives in Wyoming.