Steps

But then I took a step
A step towards something terrible,
Something awesome,
Something other
A step towards the most terrifying thing I had ever known-
It was the voice of God.

Some of you will know
What it is like
To feel compelled
To step closer
To something
Something you know can destroy you.

So it is with God.

And I took a step.

Have mercy on me a sinner.

Made Alive

But it seems crushing
To come alive
And feel so much pain
And all at once.

It becomes hard to separate
What hurts come from where
And the temptation
Is to flee.

As if you could escape
As if that were even an answer
But though it seems a poverty of choice
The weight of it still presses in.