I need
Grace from the universe
Strength under my feet
Electric breath pushing upward.

A new gift from the whole of it
A token
A pass
Gateway to abundance
Incoming tide on my barren bank.

River of heaven
I look up and plead from under
Drench my porous faith
Where broken stone invaded
naive pebbles.

Nourish me
Ripple in organic microcosms
Bustling of minerals pervade the dryness,
My skin to awaken
This body to engage.

Retreat and leave me after
Glistening in radiant sheen
Almost vacant
Drenched in grace

And know me
Under the roar of rivers
My voice lost asunder
In currents gone wild
That these hands would not ask
If this soul didn’t need.