Monday, January 23, 2017

day 23

You would confound the
         plans of the poor,
   but the LORD is their
         refuge.  Psalm 14:6

we hold hoops
      for the poor
      to jump through,
   while you make
   snow angels with them;
we write regulations
      enabling the hungry
      to receive our leftovers,
   while you take them
   out for dinner;
we look down our noses
      at those standing on corners
      with hand-scrawled appeals,
   and you offer them
   a lift to your heart.

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman

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