If I am the church

you and I  
church and people 
if I am the church

there's this question
this tie
does it bind?
love / hate 
one or outside?
marketed healer
but basal pangs 
censure cure

we are a mass 
of entangled threads 
and I am the tilted cog 
in it's heart 
slowing it down
to bicycle speed
lagging with clarity

if I am the church
where is the steeple?
my love for the church
deep, abiding 

we generate this
I fashioned the center
I begrudge
my own heart
in it's study

this oscillating story 
like biblical narrative  
set in vibrancy
sensitive by creation 
called to bloom in it's center

if I am the church