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Don't come clean, just come

Jesus
I run at You like a grubby child
filling Your nostrils with
a bouquet of
mistakes
that I handpicked from my own garden [I
forgot You had one]
and I watch the shadows in Your
face
[as a worm from my dress falls into Your sandal]
its as if the lines
the very geometry of Your skin
spell love more than word or deed of humans in
our finest
production.

How Your cheek leans in toward my
slimy fingers!
How your words
caress
my ears!
[And how surely this fog between my eyelids dissipates]

Don't come clean, just come

DominicSavio

Joined March 2010

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Artist's Description

“Peter said to him, ‘You will never wash my feet.’ Jesus answered, ‘Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.’ Simon Peter said to him, ‘Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” John 13:8-9

Lately I’ve felt a bit clumsy and useless in my faith. I feel like a child imitating her father at his work: I know the general motions, but sure as heck wouldn’t keep the company going if I was on the other side! I’ve also been amazed at how close God comes when we are filthy with sin and self-deception…

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