Thursday, July 06, 2017

day 187

I hear a voice I had not
         known:
 "I relieved your shoulder of

         the burden;
   your hands were freed
         from the basket."  Psalm 81:5b-6

in the soft breath
   of a baby
        against our cheek;
in the silly jokes
   of 9-year-olds;
in the infuriating
         questions of
      teenagers,
our fears
our worries
our doubts
   are taken away.

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman

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