Valleys dusted with past struggles
Seems so trivial now, the wind whipping about me
The eye of the storm within my heart
The old aches, the gashes from the climb
Smoothed over and covered
by a flowing white gown catching in the breeze like
You’re just to my right
Watching me watch
I drink in the glory of the place
You drink in my glory
I am quieted
Plunged into the liquid rest of your presence
My heartbeat slows, but I’ve never felt more alive
I can stay here forever you say
The valleys are far behind
I tell you that I don’t want the plateaus, either
Can this peak sustain me?
No, you say,
But I can.
I nod, give you a shy smile
But then the storm intensifies
The earth shifts beneath my feet and my focus shifts with it
I feel myself falter, tumble
Dust plumes into the air as I land
I’m covered with it
Broken and bruised
But there, in the valley, your light blazes on each particle
I’m sparkling from head to toe, the failure transformed
Come, you say,
Let me take you to a place that is higher than before.
Come and rest with me.
But I fell, I say,
I looked away.
You smile and brush the dust from my face
I’m taking you home.
Eyes so deep
Full of liquid rest
Home, I say.
I burrow into your presence
I am now.