The Father Gives His Son Cells

by Ryan Keating

Unbroken perfect eternity
Acquires dimensions
Limits, boundaries, edges
Front back top bottom
Inside and outside of everything

Infinite God becoming-
Starting small and getting bigger
Taller, stronger, wiser, better
Tasting, hearing, smelling, feeling
Friendship and decay and death

The omniscient is
Obscure, unknown, unknowing
Sleeping, eating, crying, bleeding 
Surprise and sorrow arriving and leaving
The room, the planet, the land 

Where he is planting and sowing
Perishable seeds of an undying kingdom
That grows in unbroken dimensions
Getting bigger, closer, wider, deeper
Until the broken undoer of dying cells 
Comes home 

Ryan Keating is a pastor, writer, wine maker, and coffee roaster living on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. His work can be found in various plublications including Ekstasis Magazine, Christian Century, Box, and Miras Dergi, where he is a regular contributor in Turkish and English.

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