a humpback whale leaping out of the ocean

having ascended the stairs named

God’s mercy, justice, and joy

in forgiveness—

on the wall made of hard, red bricks

I stood

and spread my arms to fly

out over a new sea, stretching far in every direction—

a whole new perspective

feeling not only the wind under new-found wings,

but trust—for the first time—as everything

I needed to leap the wall,

to fly


We are changed when we trust. When we seek God in prayer and ask, really ask, what He would have of us, in this moment when we are up against the wall and cannot find our way. It is in this moment, He meets us in a way that changes not only our perspective or outlook on life and the situation, but that changes us, from the inside out.

Leaping is a poem that appears in my book, Roses in Winter, available on Amazon.

Published by Dayna E. Mazzuca

Contemplative Christian Poet, Author & Speaker

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