My eyes are fire and water

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My eyes are fire and water

                Passion for justice

                Tears of repentance

                Resolve to do both

There is no justice, no equity, no love without repentance—

                The amending, the turning, the changing of my mind

 

My eyes are fire and water

                Fixed in prayer to be transformed

                                To uphold my sister

                                To re-member my brother—

                                                                of every color

 

My eyes are fire and water

          Filtering the prism of Revelation

                    Burning because I am known

                    Awash because I am forgiven

                    Alive because She is—

                                          very close.

 

RENEW MY MIND

AMMEND MY BEING—

to the dignity befitting imago Dei

                to reject oppression

                to surrender power

                to pour out fire and water

 

Eyes brown, blue, green, black:

                My eyes search for yours

                They lock with yours

                                In a gaze toward what is Unseen

 

Our eyes are fire and water