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Pillars of Light

after Mary Oliver

Published on:
November 23, 2020
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You may already know this
but recently, I learned that
deciduous
means: falling off at maturity

Sometimes things are
exposed by choice
some by circumstance
and others by force

When I think of
bedrooms and carseats:
anxiety, panic, pleasure
lust, longing, liberation

If I have come
to understand one thing
about the way
things change in season:

It isn’t so much that
trees are dying naked
but that they are
becoming wise

Michael Lentz
Michael serves as the Worship and Media Arts Coordinator at Annapolis Area Christian School where he teaches graphic design, photography, and journalism to high schoolers. He currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Cover image by Kushagra Kevat

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