September 1988


in your book it says how you saw it all

everything that you made

large and small

many and few


and thus it must be true

you see me now

lying here on my bed

preparing for sleep


it also says in your book

that what you saw you proclaimed good

even very good

since then we have fallen

and have been raised again

by your gift of grace

so I ask you


as I lie

as you see me lying

do you proclaim me good


after all that’s been