Rock Chapel, Chapel Rock, Prescott, AZ.  Photo by Eric K. Carr

This Thin Place

August 5th, 2016


I have met God here

I have encountered God

And then doubted God's existence


Perhaps that is the common quality

Of all thin places

Those places where

The energy of two worlds

Vibrate in resonance

Shimmering just beyond each other

Like water's hologram

On hot sand

Or the soft glimmering

We think we see floating

Across the wet meadow at night


And perhaps it is our common experience

That causes us to believe

Then doubt what we have seen


And perhaps that is the value

The wrestling

The faith

The doubt

And the dance with phantoms

We could swear we have held

In our very arms

Had we not then

Soon after

Believed was just a dream