Being the church--at the end of the world

Week 8, Day 5

Matthew 6.10

Your kingdom come your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Lament —2018

she is crying;

tears of ancient ice

fill the sea with sorrow—

the children will never know.

nothing is holy

everything is for sale

tear open her breast

steal the danger

she holds long hidden—

the children’s future burns.

nothing is holy

everything is for sale

deep toxic greed

fractures her heart

lets go her trouble—

the children struggle to breathe.

nothing is holy

everything is for sale

metallic veins

pumping poison

over sacred waters—

the children thirst.

nothing is holy

everything is for sale

she is crying;

but warning tears

one day will cease—

the children will know

everything is holy

nothing is for sale

I wrote this poem to address four environmental catastrophes currently playing out across our planet.

IV: Pipelines like the recently authorized Keystone XL are being run over lands and waters held sacred by Native Americans—lands and waters that should be held sacred by all people because they are the source of the food we eat and the water we drink. Remember, pipeline do two things—they move oil and gas and they leak.