Awakening this morning in bed,
as my conscious mind opened up
it filled with what day this is, who I am,
what I intend and fear.
As I sit in prayer I let it all drain out again,
to be mindful of God instead.
In my morning shower I rinse off
lots of stuff that’s not really me.
My work today is to drown in God,
to return to that blessed death
I have touched at times,
to remember my baptism and be glad
that I have passed away
and there is only God remaining,
and live in that newness.
which hopefully will sweep you away,
your life a mess of mud and grace,
as you find yourself in a new place.