Lent in the Anthropocene ii

Source: researchgate.net
“You ain’t seen desert yet”,
scoffs fire and wind and fleeting soil.
“When nothing stands outside
your cities taller than a soybean plant,
then you’ll have entered the perfect land
for repentance promised you
by your homeless God.

So stick around.
Let the angry heat wick away your tears.
Lick your dustbowl clean.
Eat your barbequed kangaroo.
And on the darkest days
of smoke-blotted sun
remember the desert too must die
in the sudden-death overtime
of post-disaster resurrection.

Greg Kennedy, SJ is assigned to the spiritual exercises ministry at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. Novalis will publish Greg's book - “Reupholstered Psalms” - on March 1, 2020.

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  • Jenny Cafiso
    Posted at 13:27h, 24 March Reply

    wow…..Greg — powerful. it takes my breath away!
    thank you

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