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Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch

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Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Holding My Breath

Holding my breath,
I jump into the pool of uncertainty.
No strong swimmer here,
I grope for that rope
Dividing shallows from deep;
Hand over hand I find my way to safety.
Clutching the pool-side
I watch others with envy.Why can I not dive
And cut through the water,
A confident swimmer,
Master of the waves?

And so I hold my breath.

Soon, pool time will end
And we will be delivered
Shivering and naked
Gloriously robed,
Baptism over.


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