by Debra Ayis
I see you in every sunset Your majesty too difficult to comprehend I see you in the birds of the sky The Robin, Blue Jay, and the Eagle Your love is reckless and full of abandon You chase me relentlessly An eternal romance You call to me… I answer, safe in the shadow of your wings I see you in the mountains Majestic and beautiful, too wondrous to compare I see you in the mirror I am made in your image carefully Knit in my mother’s womb In my neighbor a reflection of you I see In a passing smile, in a stranger’s embrace Your hand I see You are Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah Rapha I bask in shekinah I see you in my desire to love My passion to care My compassion for those in need I see you in life, in death, Nay I see you in the life in next. I see you unrestricted by time, Before time and after time, in eternity beyond pain, beyond hate, beyond strife I see you in everything
Debra Ayis has been published in over 100 anthologies, magazines, journals, and devotionals in several countries and has been awarded for her work. She has read in venues such as The Players NYC, the Annual New York Poetry Festival (2018-2019), Queens Library-Forest Hills, and many other festivals and venues. She was published in “Life at a Crossroads”, the City University of New York (CUNY) Killens Review of Arts & Letters – Fall/Winter 2019; Heart of Flesh Literary Journal – Winter 2019, and the Hopkinsville Community College’s 54th Edition of the Round Table Literary Journal in 2020.