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Saturday, March 24, 2018

THE LAMP OF THE BODY-a poem [Sat, 3-24-18]

CHRIST IN WINTER: Reflections on Faith & Life for the Years of Winter…

So this is the point
to which my life has dwindled down
the prick of a pin
not even the sleek and surgical
prick of a needle point
but the rough-edged gouging
of a farm-wife hemming pin,
the sort of pin my mother
used on those black and white
1920s photographs of her friends
with bobbed hair and flapper skirts
so different from the snaps of my wife
and her friends in 1950s
flip and ducktail doos
and poodle skirts
those shots of Mother’s friends
smiling mouths but with their
eyes gouged out because my mother
did not like them anymore
to her dying day she
could not recall their names
because she could not see their eyes


Matthew 6:22

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