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The illusion of separateness is a finite declaration in the sand.
-- Julianne Lepp

UU Chalice by Laurie Bieze, UU Congregation, Eau Claire, WI

 

Julianne Lepp - a journey of ministry

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Static Cling

by Julianne Lepp


Grief slants like sun bent blinds
finding the crevices and crannies that I'd rather leave untouched

Virgin territory that deserves a much kinder embrace

Memories flirt with tears and
the tilt of my body seems so close to fetal
that I'm embracing the child or maybe
some inversion shelters me

Bearing the words behind ourselves like trash strewn wheelbarrows
Our stuff weighs beyond the measure it is worth
and yet
it isn't easy to detach that umbilical dysfuntion

that static cling elephant so easy to blame.