As Far as the East is from the West

Whistler | London Bridge

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
— Psalms 103:11-12

AS FAR AS THE EAST IS
FROM THE WEST

Because of him
accepted we are
to live with him
in the far, far

as far as the east — is from the west
he has bridged — our separation
as far as the east — is from the west
he has a breath — he wants to give us

if I have all of the rest
still my dust is nothing
cast into the depths
if I lack this well of love

as far as the east — is from the west
he has bridged — our separation
as far as the east — is from the west
in his hand — he holds our breath

he takes the just for the unjust distance
exceeds all that I can get
the abyss is now an entrance
the already and not yet

as far as the east — is from the west
he has bridged — our separation
as far as the east — is from the west
his breath waits — at the threshold

all the world should shake, shake, shake
the keep out signs are taken.

§tacy §weeney