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(photo by Dan Pilarski, Deception Pass, WA, July 29, 2018)

 

These birds were comfortably grazing
on whatever it is they find
between rocks and water and silt,
on a cool morning, they were mindless

of people walking by and around
splashing in the water
and searching for seashells
or staring out to sea lost in thought

But the dog, although far away
and on a leash, came bounding
near, with its human in tow
and the birds took flight, as if all were one

God of all creation, of life and death
who enters our fears, who
takes flight with us, who
aims to lead us back

God of hope, of life and new life
be with us this day, be
our calm breeze, the
steady hand that leads us

amen.

 

The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski is an Episcopal priest serving a parish in Dearborn, Michigan. She’s been a member of RevGalBlogPals since 2006 and blogs at Seeking Authentic Voice

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