I wanted to meet time
so, I watched grandma crochet.
______is eternity without a loop.
The story of frutería and Levi’s factory
______work, quiet, lurking, true,
pressed_____at the_____seams of
______these exposed anís hands.
I wanted to___learn_____secrets
______like those folded in her cedar chest,
crinkled road maps persuading us
______of where we are from.
from Nuevo León, or were we from 1892
______crossing the Rio Grande from Coahuila?
Were we from where Ma Grande carried her
______indigenous tongue, or were we a poem
not yet written except on DNA results,
______ten___percent middle eastern facts.
Were we from where God mended a broken wing
______one too many times?
Or were we from the yellow, cotton
______yarn she suddenly ran out of?
Cedar Chest Secrets explores faith in the unknown by drawing from what is already known of family and heritage. What do you know about your family from stories you’ve been given and how does that challenge your faith as a Christian woman? Are your curiosity and healing rooted in faith? All is reconciled in heaven, beyond this earth. God has given us what we need in this life to press on and it is a cedar chest of secrets until we meet our Creator.