Alloy

Illustration by Asia Cunningham

Illustration by Asia Cunningham

Mine
is the life in
tiny, little pieces –
torn and pulled
apart from
one another –
strewn
like palm leaves
after they’ve
turned
like palm leaves
after they’ve
fallen
like palm leaves
when they’re golden.

“GOLD”

Who is this traded for silver?
matchless in wonder and worth
given freely, grace abounding
the inequitable bargain
astounding, innocence found for blame
Who is this traded for silver?
and may my life be valued the same

“SILVER”

from trial
through tribulation
afflicted journeys near their end
from fire
through retribution
dear Lord, my heart, do mend
for bliss
to everlasting
hallowed paths steeply ascend
like bronze
like iron ore
Your strength, my soul depends

“BRONZE”