21:7No experiencesMore Like This
No experiences could have prepared you for this.
Your heart throws itself off of a moving boat
Into the freezing, quaking seas below.
Your brain, your bones, your nervous system follow soon after
One by one slipping into those waters
And all because you need a breath of fresh air.
All because you saw Him standing on the shore.
Eyes burning just as brightly
As the day they stood by and watched Him bleed to death.
There He stands in peaceful rebellion.
An inferno in a world of ice.
A funeral pyre to give you life.
Yet no experiences could have warned you
That the water you thought would bring you landward is now dragging you back out to sea
Capsizing your lungs
Surging rapids sliding through veins like snakes along garden grass.
And no experiences could have told you that you would sink
And the darkness that you were sure couldn't and wouldn't follow you
Is now crawling through your corneas
Like moss clinging to mighty boulders