Tuesday, August 20, 2019

the wake

“You have turned my mourning into dancing;
    you have taken off my sackcloth
    and clothed me with joy,”  Psalm 30:11

at the wake,
you see me standing
against the wall, and
taking me by the hand,
lead me out on the floor,
to teach me joy’s jig,
draping your shawl of grace
over my weeping heart

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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