A Reminder

By Mikaela Carrillo '21



I let the shower run over me

Let its rhythm sink into my skin

The continuous pelt a reminder

Of the fallen world we live in


The feed is raging, contention rising

Anger ripping through the seams

As evil spills forth over the fabric

Of this broken American dream


And deep within my shriveled heart

My own evils take the scene

Pridefulness, self-centeredness

On wickedness my heart is keen


I let the shower run over me

Let its rhythm sink into my skin

I can’t ignore the trouble outside

Nor the trouble deep within


We’re living on the precipice

Precarity is our state

Nation of entrenched iniquity

We hold our breath, we wait


And deep within my shriveled heart

Lies precarity just the same

The broken joys and hidden sin

Peace and life it maims


I let the shower run over me

Let its rhythm sink into my skin

When will justice rain down

And contrition come rushing in?


Lord, wash this land with healing

Bring justice for the oppressed

Let hope be overflowing

May there be redemption and rest


Lord, set a right spirit within me

Cleanse me of my selfish ways

My repentance comes before You

Lead me in Your everlasting way


I let the shower run over me

Let its rhythm sink into my skin

The continuous pelt a reminder

Of the hope of Christ rushing in



Illustration by Claire Lin '23

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