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Aeneas Lane asked me to share this poem with you again.  I wrote this in 2018 and shared it that Advent.  Advent invites us to wait and in waiting opens us to the small streams of light that we might otherwise miss. ~ Ruthanne


Waiting in Empty Churches - An Advent Poem


Light peaks poorly through early December darkness

the quiet of an unused church 

penetrating small souls

I am waiting


When there are more moments than one anticipated

heartbeats slow

and breath grows deeper

I am waiting


Hard pews on sore backs

push us to prayers

we never knew we had in us

I am waiting


It is quiet in here

too quiet

for a place where God draws near

I am waiting