Colossians, Poetry, Reign of Christ


Invisible He reigns, A King.

But how can a king

Be invisible?


He is the Visible Image.


We mash up Word into pictures:

Shepherd, Guide, Savior –

And King 

— there it is again.


We have no king,

But "Christ is the

Head of the church."


If a savior came now,

would we call him President?

Chief Executive Officer?

Artistic Director?


Might she be Principal?


Speaker of the House?


Who do we take seriously,

The way they took a king?


What would it take for us to see?


(Thinking about Colossians 1:11-20)


3 thoughts on “Invisible”

  1. I like these questions and the rhythm of the questioning. I’m thinking about Colossians for this Sunday, so thank you.

  2. This is a wonderful, poetic reflection.
    I am moved by the eloquence that is springing from your painful time. I give thanks, not for the pain, but for the ineffable beauty of your words.

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