every face seen

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it is not a downfall
that i hope for
how would that suffice?

instead
let it be
the slate wiped clean
breaking news 
of innocence
redemption
reverence

every face  
seen
recognized
known
as though
seeing the face
of God*

Joni Overton-Jung

*See Genesis 33:10 .

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