Vapors rise and swirl between us

haze and shadow and candlelight

cut through by a shaky voice

terrified that the world might hear

might see this worship and name it sin

The walls here keep every secret

wood and brick that steadied trembling hands

and soaked in the whispered confession

spoken again now only to a dark room

where swaying together a handful of souls

grasp at smoke and breathe deeply

What’s the closest you’ve come to experiencing true awe?

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12 responses to “Sin”

  1. I have experienced awe on several occasions and every time was in nature, viewing it for what it truly is. The kind of experience that makes one (or at least me) begin to weep.


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