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Higher Things
JCT (Jan.23,1975 / Cebu City)

Higher Things

How far are these 'higher things'
from what I feel for you?
The earthly, humble touch
of your hand,
the pressure of your shoulder
on the side of my head
when I'm tired,
the smell of laundry on your
shirt mixed with your
end-of-day sweat.
And what if these things
bind me to this earth?
Our baby's gummy smile,
the smell of his fingers
after he has sucked on them
because he's teething,
his warm cheek after he
falls asleep?
I would go no higher
than the height of our
shared bed.
I fix my eyes on the
circle that we make
and pray for God's
forgiveness for coveting
all this borrowed

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Comments (2)

These are beautiful things, and I would have to believe that not only is this time not borrowed, but a part of God's earthly orchestration and meant to be... need not feel guilty, for this is his gift, as long as it is not taken for granted... enjoy your wonderful family, wonderful write, heartfelt... All the best, Lee
as we rave up life in love, beautifull expressed, i do appreciate