numinousmagazine

Ed Higgins

In Issue 6 on April 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Silent Prayer

At this moment
there are struggles

beyond these words
to write down,

images that scheme
or dream unable

to become wisdom
or even travail

in this mute present
where I endure truth’s

anxious paradox.
Past this false self

I can never wholly claim.

Let my words be few,
renew the silence itself

that was not shattered,
nor enough.

****

Ed Higgins‘ poems and short fiction have appeared in various print and online publications. He lives on a small farm in Yamhill, OR where they raise a menagerie of animals including a manx barn cat named Velcro and two alpacas named Machu & Picchu.

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