Faintest of stirring

in fathomless depths

scarcely impressing

cluttered consciousness.


‘Til thirst’s imperious demand,

slowly, assertively, awakens –

ardently pouring forth

inexpressible longings

to drink in Holy Presence

to soak in Divine Essence

until completely satiated.


For desperately parched in

sun-scorched, water-less

thirst-inducing, howling

Sahara-like waste – human spirit,

like braying deer of psalmody,

urgently seeks relief

at River of life-giving water.