Sand Slates and Silent Space

Sand Slates and Silent Space It was a sea of monkey bars and swings Chalk outlines for four square, and a handful of trees, A fireman’s pole and gargantuan slide towers. But it was a pit of sand that seemed to rule the recess half hour. Yeah, greater than all that manmade equipment Specially crafted…

We’re Kind of Stupid That Way

(Here’s a poem/song my friend, Nathan, and I made about Calvin and Hobbes as a tribute to our favorite comic strip.) Found ya one day hangin’ upside down In a tree from a trap I’d left lyin’ around So I undid the knot, and I let ya down The adventures began soon as your feet…

Jammin’ on Harmony Mountain

(This poem is based off of a story that Randy Harris told in his Introduction to the New Testament class) It was hidden in some woods on a back road off the highway That I stumbled across while I was on my way Back from visiting a friend on the other side of the state…

Call Me To the Deep

My feet have grown accustomed to sand and gravel along the shore where foam and tides crawl up my ankles and cool my soles. And the water here is murky brown silty and altogether comfortable, a thin film of water warmed enough by the sun to be calming. And the calm is exhausting. Because out beyond the…

The Grown Up Table

When I was 6 years old I had a Star Wars coloring book And say what you will about Episode I, that thing was off the hook! Mom said I could bring it to church when we got ready to go So I stuffed it under my arm with my crayons and a Ziploc fulla’…