a new map of the world.

come back soon.

Y4Ukkv4We wake in the night in the womb of the world
and we beat our fists on the door.
We cannot breathe in this sea that swirls
So we groan in this great darkness.
Are we alone in this great darkness?

If nature is red in tooth and in claw.
it seems to me that she’s an outlaw
because every death is a question mark
at the end of the book of a beating heart
the answer scrolled in the silent dark
and the dome of the sky and a billion stars
but we cannot read these angel tongues
we cannot stare at the burning sun
and we cannot breathe with these broken lungs
so we kick in the womb and we beg to be born

Andrew Peterson, ‘Come Back Soon’


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