landslides tore apart the house
which stands no more
beside an ocean, but was risen up by cliffs
beyond a vanishing tide. They bore me upwards
through wooden planks
and shattered boards, dropped hallways
as mountains lifted to the sky.
yet the stars prevailed, and you came
as an anthem, a crusader
to build a house, a monument, a home
to grace His mountain.
* * *
I have peace to thank you for, following through the knot
and pulling the needle out the other side.