evening prayer

 ……………………………………Screen-iron of sanctuary and communion rail, in a dark church; a hassock rasping bare knees. Struggle. Prayer as continuing failure. The self …………mounting by questions to collapse -- ………………..God was in His own unbridgeable distance. …… Rain streaks fugitive air. A rainbow opens, so high its near foot seems vertical. ……………………………..If such brightness walked the…