Jennifer Camp

Jennifer Camp
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Jennifer Camp, co-founder of  Gather Ministries, and author of  Loop, grew up in the middle of an almond orchard in Northern California and now lives in the busy Bay Area with her husband and three kids. A former high school English teacher, she loves to write, but she especially loves to encourage people to seek and live out the truth of their story, their identity in Christ. You can find her writing at her blog, Jennifer J. Camp .You can connect with Jennifer on both  Facebook  and  Twitter. She would love to have you join her there.

park bench: exposition

Swaying giants conduct orchestra of green,
rustle-flutter blue breeze, notes crunching
in scratches between limb and limb above

sheared grass tufts too short to bend
and a woman’s stroller trailing a baby
blanket sweeping pollen dust over

concrete while a little boy, blue hat reaching
my chest, makes no sound (how can that be)
and walks backwards, one sandaled foot

behind the other, bright eyes fixed on
a place within, and I wonder what else
there is you want me to feel hear see.

-jennifer j. camp

Married couple walking, holding hands through neighborhood in Brugges, Belgium.

This post appeared originally at jenniferjcamp.com


hide

I will play hide-and-seek with you
if that’s the game you want to play.
I will cover my eyes and count while you
run run and imagine how to be invisible,
situate yourself so the
space envelopes
you fully 
maybe by shadow maybe by sound,
your own breathing held so you can’t
feel your heart, as if that would work;
but I will uncover my eyes,
unwrap fingers from brow
and begin the first steps of
looking looking for what you
hope I will find again.

-jennifer j. camp

Grunge street art graffiti with teenage boy on bike in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

This post appeared originally at jenniferjcamp.com


say

I like that about you
the way you pause,
your eyes crinkled and bright.

I hear you, your
attempts to find what it was
you wanted to say.

I speak into you now,
your voice becoming mine,
mine becoming yours.

Trust it. Keep moving:
me in you / you in me

-jennifer j. camp

A family waling in colorful street in Amesterdam, Netherlands.

This post appeared originally at jenniferjcamp.com

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About Jennifer Camp

Jennifer Camp, co-founder of  Gather Ministries, and author of  Loop, grew up in the middle of an almond orchard in Northern California and now lives in the busy Bay Area with her husband and three kids. A former high school English teacher, she loves to write, but she especially loves to encourage people to seek and live out the truth of their story, their identity in Christ. You can find her writing at her blog, Jennifer J. Camp .You can connect with Jennifer on both  Facebook  and  Twitter. She would love to have you join her there.