Saturday, January 25, 2020


 “And Abram journeyed on by stages toward the Negeb.”  Genesis 12:9

thinking it is simply
a direct route from
point A to point B,
we quickly discover
the time spent making
bricks for the bigshots;
wading ankle dip through
freedom’s waters, before
a wilderness sojourn;
a kingdom divided here,
an exile there;
searching for a newborn
in a most unlikely place;
a heart-shattering loss
at the top of a garbage dump,
before seeing the sun rise
over the walls of the city
whose gates never close

just like our ancestors

© 2020 Thom M. Shuman

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