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Edge of Thorns 3 - Pt 46Part 46
I need to figure out what Raphael meant when he said the barrier is to keep me in.
"Sure," Nathan said, jogging over to the passenger's side of the car, letting himself in while the pastor sat down in the driver's seat. "Um, do you mind dropping me off near the edge of town?"
"Strange destination," Lawrence noted, adjusting his glasses before he started the car. "May I ask why?"
The writer shrugged. "I need to check something out there. It's... kind of personal."
"Ah, I see. Very well."
The drive was relatively quiet. Pastor Lawrence asked a few questions about how long Nathan had been in Virtue, and if he ever considered going to church. He told him about the Christmas Eve candlelight service that was coming up, reminding him that he didn't need to be Methodist to attend. "The service is just as much about being together with friends and family as it is about remembering the miracle of our Lord, Jesus Christ," he said. Nathan politely thanked him for the invitati
EasterRemember what you love,
you with sand in your teeth
and the feral burn of hunger
in your eyes.
God sends his regrets.
He made you grasping and slow,
in a late hour
when the wine washed low.
Remember what you love.
Fall to your knees in the toss
and the swell, quell
the appetite of the cold black sea.
Beg blessings for your home
and the salt-sick trees.
Reach what lies near:
the fat-faced child, the sweet-soft lamb;
tether the tantrum, trickle the blood.
Offer psalms to what is holy,
whisper the name of what you love
as it bobs in the bleak mad sea.
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