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Cathi-Lyn Dyck

About this Christian Poet:
Cathi-Lyn Dyck writes, paints and composes from rural Manitoba. Currently, her major project is homeschooling her four children.

Life After

Dead metaphors
with rustling sighs
Ghostly emblems
blowing through
the graveyard of life

Rubbing away
from cobblestone
and crypt
where etching rains
pooled, drained
in memory

I'd rake them in
the common heap
of reason
in its dying season
Jump in, bury myself
Not today

Rubbing away
my fingerprints
they whirl and drift
sever me from
kinesthetic reality

They spin and rise
draw my eyes to
deepening skies
I watch all
their meaning
flesh out alive
with promise
of Him
whom I'll see


Dead metaphors, risen
waifs, found
sifting through
the graveyard
Erasing stains
of tears and touch
Opening tombs

Rubbing away
the line between
Eternity and years

Copyright ©2005 by Cathi-Lyn Dyck