Wednesday, February 01, 2017

day 32

You have given no water to
         the weary to drink,
   and you have withheld
         bread from the hungry.  Job 22:7

when we could
   hand the parched
   a cup of grace,
      we offer them
      disappointment's dust;
when we could
      prepare a meal for
      those who hunger
      for acceptance, we
   padlock the pantry,
   pocketing the key
         as we walk
      away.

have mercy, Lord . . .

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman

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