swallowing a star

     I find myself growing older on the outside, which is no great surprise. The great surprise is growing newer on the inside. Some days it feels like swallowing a star.

swallowing a star

makes it hard

to trudge through life

as if you hadn’t

and squeeze into rooms

all burning and bursting

with light

as if

you weren’t

“[O]n the inside, where God is making new life. . . .” 2 Corinthians 4:16