(painting by Kristin O’Connor. Used by permission.)

sprinkles of color paint sweetness to tongue
eyes gazing empty to take it all in
distracted by chaos, colors turn one
steeped in this winsome graffiti called sin

gluttonous dog to vomit returning
sinking my teeth into filling of wrong
swallow, insides now rumbling and churning
ignoring the warnings, choose to chew on

not thinking now, my mind loses its grip
the way of escape i choose to ignore
lost in the luscious left lovely on lips
continuing what tomorrow deplores

dirty and cluttered, depravity’s mess
humbly confessing, grace there awaiting
heeding the call of acceptance, forgiveness
disregarding both failures and mocked disdain

find a new pattern, a brightness of palate
an icy road ends with beauty and love
say no to that voice that draws me into it
and yes to the other sweet whisper above


About Delton

Dad, husband, drummer, cyclist, writer, poet, and Christ-follower. Right-brained dreamer solving left-brained problems. Trying to relate in new and creative ways. View all posts by Delton

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