I heard a man preach.

Not teach

A legged book in stereo

Not coach

All energy, pep, no depth

Not speak

Words into air.

I heard a man preach.

Preaching like dancing a twisting, dipping tango

Preaching like singing, like dirge wailing

Preaching by living, alive and in front and on tiptoe.

He preached and I saw

Saw small fish in eddies, small fish in vast seas

children climbing

the grown groping

the stubborn surrendered

He spoke of life as it is, God as He is

Truth is

Together we wandered in dappled light.