Petunia, you raise your face
and trumpet your song to the midday.
Your song is delicate and frail.
Your green fingers tremble in the smile of the eye
like the hum of a bee lost in the torpor of your kiss.
Your head nods with the gentle breeze.
You are at peace.
Your color is your happiness.
Petunia, open your eye,
spread your fragile smile to the moon.
Your petals drink in the night,
the cool air sits on you
from your fluted flowers,
from your fingers.
~Excerpted and adapted verses from a poem by Steve Gunther
My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise. Awake, my glory! Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn. ~Psalm 57:7-8 ✝
Sweet Jesus, fill us with the mercy You bled and draw us back unto Yourself!