Friday, October 23, 2020

Fall

 The leaves fall softly as snow

Creating a blanket

It wont be long before they form mountains

Do you remember, climbing up the tallest branch and jumping in the leaves

No fear

The little ones just throw leaves in the sir and watch them fall

Over and over they do this, until their parents tire of it

Time for a nap

When all's quite, tea beckons and from the window you watch fall happen

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Invisible

 What is it about me that makes people run?

The polite questions and pleasant hellos are for them

When I ask a question, any question it never seems to get answered

The walls swallow me whole

No since screaming

No one will hear me

The Holy Spirit comes to me in the rain

And reminds me of my friends in heaven

Monday, October 12, 2020

Archangel

 Evil lies on smiles

The gentle ones who seek to satisfy their own desires

Let me help you with your desires

An invitation accepted

Seek to please yourself first. Work for the common good. Don't worry about the lost on over there.

Who would refuse such a sensible thought?

God wants you to suffer. I want you to do what you want. 

So you do what you want for years and years

Then one day...

One day...

You call upon the archangel




Sunday, October 4, 2020

Kitchen

 How can you judge a kitchen?

Once, I went to a party hosted by a couple often bragged about their Wolf stove

The appliances were second to none

The finest of everything except the taste

I finished my meal

And drank more wine than I should have, all to drown out my protesting taste buds

That night I looked at my tiny kitchen

Old appliances

Old pans

But my husband can make magic with a few ingrediants and love

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Outdoor Mass

It's a warm Sunday, perfect for outdoor mass

But for how long?

For many it seems as though the Eucharist is inessential

I keep thinking of a time in late in October

The leaves crunched beneath my feet

In darkness, I sat in a nearly empty church

Awaiting the sacrament of Reconciliation

No fear of an invisible threat on mankind

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Fall

a single leaf turns yellow

the grass, once lush loses its luster

high hopes in the hearts of students

stacks of books to read threaten to collapse the librarian's desk

merchants flood the market with the latest throw away item

families accept every invitation that comes their way

can't leave anything or anyone out.

in a city, an old man stands in line on a cold night praying for a bed

far away, a young mother sings to her unborn baby




Friday, September 11, 2020

Suffering for the Wrong Reasons

 Suffering is good

Righteous

But how do we know when its not working?

When our suffering fills us with hate and doubt

When we turn inwards because it's safe

When suicidal thoughts consume us

When we seek the approval of others and not God