Monday, February 18, 2019

no holiday

“They rise in the darkness as
         a light for the upright;
   they are gracious,
         merciful, and
         righteous.”  Psalm 112:4

in the morning gloom
you dress quietly,
putting on your work boots
in the kitchen so as
not to disturb us sleeping
under the warm covers, and
stepping outside, you greet
your neighbors Justice, Mercy,
and Grace, and together,
you walk down to the corners
where the vulnerable are huddled
wondering if anyone ever notices them.

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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