Permutare

 

Permutare

Thoughts jumbled;

Never pure,

Feet cemented;

Chained cure:

Have I ever said a genuine word? 

 

Breath burdened;

Heavy speech,

Stomach empty;

Rancid reach:

Is this all you have to offer, life? 

 

 Grace 

Caught off guard

 

Heart reforged;

Water, Ghost,

Christ loved;

Treasure most:

Why has thou accepted me? 

 

Future sealed;

Written, bound,

Purpose known;

Adopted, found:

Whom have I in heaven but you? 

 

Austin