A Poem from Rick Davis |PAROUSIA Magazine

Meditation on the back porch:

as you leave for the day
your kiss is a loving collision

and a lamp
of my ancestors.

I sit in the humid morning
with our dog on my lap,

closing my eyes
and observe my breath.

my thoughts are compulsive –
like an onyx coat

and clouds of plankton.
there is a microscope

in my head,
but as I pet Bella

my soul becomes
sea green

and the sun wipes its forehead
in orchid heat.

love soothes fires
as I become

a peaceful dove
reclining within

the restful
the mind of God.

Rick Davis lives in the Chicago area, USA. He is married to Marianne. Marianne has five children, and twenty-four grand & great-grandchildren. They have a loved cat & dog. Rick graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, and several graduate schools. He’s has worked in market research and other positions. He has worked as a volunteer pastoral counselor at Blind Service Association in Chicago, and at the University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago. He is an ordained minister and interfaith Rabbi.


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