Make my ears new

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Poetic Responses to Psalms and Scripture

Give me discernment, that I may observe your law

and keep it with all my heart.


                   Ps. 119:34


Make my ears new

or I might wake,

a pillow molded over my head,

oblivious to You.


Lean toward me

as I talk with my children.

Pull close.

I can almost tell it’s You.


Those two parents on the playground

grumbling, the rude barrista—

I know they’re hoarding

secret notes You’ve sent.


My eyes scrutinize

grumpy faces.


Yell, if You have to,

but let me hear.

Every day

I need to know You’ve come.


-- By:  Ms. Karen Jessee, OP - - a member of the Dominican Laity, St. Mary Magdelene Group in Raleigh, NC.  She writes and teaches, living with her husband and children near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


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