Saturday, March 19, 2016

Invisible Friend, Katy Comber

I Will Call Her Mara
by Katy Comber

I will call her Mara. 
Mara clamors! and gambols! and spins! 
in my mind 
when desperation grows  
for solitude 
for grace
for restoration
my imaginary friend is L O U D

I will call her Mara.
Mara cautions my bravery
Mara calls me Burden
Mara nestles into my reluctance 
and Mara wraps herself 
in a quilt of my regrets

I will call her Mara 
As I cling to the hope 
of Naomi 

Ruth 1:19-21

So they both went until they came to Bethlehem. And when they had come to Bethlehem, all the city was stirred because of them, and the women said, "Is this Naomi?" 20She said to them, "Do not call me Naomi [delighted, lovely]; call me Mara [bitter], for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. 21"I went out full, but the LORD has brought me back empty.”…


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