Wednesday, May 01, 2019

not always

“For the needy shall not always
         be forgotten,
   nor the hope of the poor
         perish forever.” Psalm 9:18

while we zip by
the family on the side
of the road, you pull over
   to see how you can help;
while we toss hope
into the compost bin, so
it can fertilize our fears,
   you resurrect it
   to new life and
   spread it over the poor.

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

No comments: