Sunday, January 26, 2020


Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, ‘Ephphatha,’ that is, ‘Be opened.’”
Mark 7:34

as we close our ears
to the single parent
looking for a job, you whisper,
as we close our hands
in fists of rage instead
of welcoming love, you croak,
as we close our mouths
when the powerful are
stepping on the vulnerable, you shout,

all the while looking
up to heaven as if to say,
‘see what i have work with?’

© 2020 Thom M. Shuman

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