Fathom Mag

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September 20, 2021
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There, There (Lullaby)

Where am I? Again
swept up in rushing currents
and traffic patterns

drowning in the noise
of need, crying "Look at me!"
Where? I shout, "There, there!"

where I see myself
reflected in desperate tears
that drown the whole world.

In welcomed silence
where long I reflect, silence
is not my longing

but peace and patience
to drink from Living Water
in community

with those who rejoice
though they have counted the cost
of constant weeping;

Where I sip the Wine,
savour M&Ms and hope
not to lose myself.

Derek Coller
Derek lives among the Blue Ridge Mountains in Roanoke, Virginia with his wife and four children. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, enjoys hiking, and is an avid lover of word and story who occassionally dabbles in writing, photography, and other creative pursuits. You can connect with him on Twitter (@DerekColler).

Cover image by Clem Onojeghuo.

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