Tuesday, February 07, 2017

day 38

"Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when was it that we say you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?'"  Matthew 25:44

should i
   offer a cup of water
   to those who parch
         the souls of the needy;
   set a place
   at the table for
      all who would build
      walls to limit outsiders;
   drop off a casserole
      to those locked
      in fear's cells;
   provide a lift to
   the doctor's office
      for the legislator
      who voted against
      affordable care for all;
   give my coat
      to the shivering
      pro-life marcher,
         just keep butting
         my head against
         my self-righteousness?

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman


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