• advent journal: incarnation

    by  • December 17, 2012 • advent journal, incarnation, poetry • 1 Comment

    I saw Joy dressed
    as a postal worker
    tenaciously attempting
    to infect everyone in line

    up against Impatience
    in the form of a woman
    still in her workout clothes
    complete with jewelry

    and then I stood behind Clumsy
    or so she seemed — dressed
    in faux fur and  fumbling
    at the self-serve machine

    I was set to be Frustration
    until Joy stepped in, as did
    Grace, his coworker, and
    Clumsy became Competence

    without any trace of star
    or shepherds; no angel band —
    and I stood in the parking lot
    grateful to have been there



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    One Response to advent journal: incarnation

    1. annie hammon
      December 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Gratitude changes most everything. A close friend reminded me that Paul said, “Be grateful IN all things”, not FOR all things. Not great at gratitude, but trying. Thanks.

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