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Journey/Lex is a weekly reflection sharing poetry, photography, dance, song, art, and words from mystics and holy voices from near and far. 
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“Whatever You’re Looking For Can Only Be Found Inside Of You.”
~Rumi





 

Elegy in Orange

 

It slipped, tucked between pages
used for memories scribed in words

 

Transparent orange
recused in my palm
veins delicately lined,
too narrow for wings
a wisp of memory past

 

There were more

 

Tumbling from thumbed pages
not yet filled, a puzzle
asking to be stitched

 

As days press on, memory fades
What once seemed vital, pressing
Now something to emend

 

Free of past sin I see your face
in tiffany whispers,
a bittersweet elegy




 

This morning I picked up my journal. It had been a while since my pen kissed the page. Life got in the way. As I lifted it with one hand something floated out. I caught it in the palm of my other hand.

A beautiful orange crepe paper. I stared at it trying to remember. It must have been something I was passionate about to keep it tucked away. As I set the journal down, more pieces appeared and a familiar sense came over me. I saw myself placing an orange lily into the middle of my journal, blank pages, thick petals, wondering if it would flatten without breaking. A desperate sadness washed over me.

What was I to remember?

I carefully lifted each petal off the page and placed them gently on my desk. Yes, it must have been a passion to keep this flower. The stamens, each a separate filament of something that was once whole. Dried so delicately and perfectly transparent. But what was I seeing?

I took a little pause. Michael.

You were taken too soon, my friend. I miss you. I never got to tell you how much I loved you.

Tell those around you how much you love them. Time is short.

I love you,
Lexanne


 
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About the author:
 I am a first grade teacher who has found her ministry in sharing the word through poetry and presenting monologues of women from the New Testament. 

With this weekly reflection I hope to bring an awareness of the Divine through the arts - my poetry, photography, and through dance, song, and visual art, as well as words from mystics and holy voices from near and far. 

Namaste.
Munay. 

Mitakuye Oyasin.
Amen.
 


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