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Breathe

The birch breathes

as the ocean

sighs in and out

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The tide agrees

with the moon

and the fall and rise

of the sea is caught

by the swell of the

robin's breast

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Clouds too, inhale

and release cries

of his glory -

the Word that spoke

all of life into being ⠀⠀⠀

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and chose us ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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The flowers and their

creatures gladly receive

and exhale colourful praises

for the covenant of spring⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

And of summer

After the fall

and dead

of winter

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In all of creation

only we

have the capacity

to choose

to hold our breath

It is to our death

to oppress our

desire for him -- ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

to ignore the gospel

and its gifts

and to close our lips

to the prayer that is

in our design

more essential than air

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Breathe.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Can't you hear the wheezing

of a world self-pleasing ⠀⠀⠀

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Breathe

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Can you hear the Word

on a sea

that is pleading






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