desert wandering

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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.

desert wandering - poem

She thought she was falling 
apart into landscape
unfamiliar and strange.
Not what she wanted but
some breaking open with no
way to breathe in
open air, open sky.
How, how to navigate
through desert, where 
wandering in any
direction makes little
difference to change.
Come, rain! 
Come, storm!
She drifts, drifts in
a place both too large
and too loud
and too bleak and
too small and fails
fails to recognize
her own voice.
Do you know it? 
Do you hear it? 
she asks.
In the desert place
where turning
turning
becomes habitual,
consequential, instinctual.
Sand in her heart and
her eyes.

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.