From the ends of the earth I call to you,
          I call as my heart grows faint;
          lead me to the rock that is higher than I.  –Psalm 61:2

 

if the earth wasn’t round

I would have stretched myself flat

peering over the edge

grasping knuckles white with tension

toes dug in

until my eyes adjusted to the darkness

straining to see nothing there

 

if the earth wasn’t round

I would have walked on the high-wire edge

ankles wobbly

quads tight

traversing the tiniest pebble

like it was a boulder

 

because the earth isn’t round

I reached out for God to balance me

eyes locked ahead

heart whining

for a safer path

that doesn’t exist

 

if the earth wasn’t round

I would have surely fallen off by now

 

          You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,
          God our Savior,
          the hope of all the ends of the earth
          and of the farthest seas.  –Psalm 65:5

 

Flat Earth Society – a poem based on Psalms (click to tweet)

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