Christ is a candle in the desert

standing in the sand and heat

an entirely different order of things

from the cactus, rocks, little flowers and

occasional scorpions.

In the lonliness and silence

Christ glows with spiritual fire

curiously attractive during the day


Ah! but in the night!

a light to be seen from any roadway,

orientation to all stumbling wanderers,

seen for miles and miles of dry, empty landscapes

or from any passing airplane—

a quickener of breath, a star on the ground.


Vision 1-26-04 pcraig


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