Thursday, March 12, 2020

third thursday in lent

“But you, O Lord, are enthroned forever;
    your name endures to all generations.” Psalm 102:12

when you could stay
in your jammies, stretched
out in the recliner watching
the game and talk shows
the rest of the day, you
pull on your jeans, muddy work
boots and frayed, corduroy shirt,
gulping the last of your coffee
and grabbing your lunch box
as you head out the door to
feed the folks standing at
the kitchen doors of restaurants,
listen to the broken hearts
of the kids at the bus stops,
walk the assisted living hallways
with all those who have been
abandoned by everything but
their memories, tagging after them
like fading shadows

© 2020 Thom M. Shuman

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