Living Water

by Chelsea DeArmond | October 30, 2006
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Learning

like a woman drawing from a well full of words
finally drawn by the Word

the difference

between white-washed sepulchers
and an empty tomb—

my fathers taught me to worship on the mountain

between fists full of stones
and one finger in the sand—

my lovers taught me to sin in the valley

between the city that sends me out to the well
and the One who wants to quench my thirst.

but come and see the stranger who told me everything I need to know

Learning

to stop drawing from the old well
and to drink deeply in spirit and in truth.