lenten journal: connection

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    Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. 
     “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.
    (Matt. 26:40)

    connection

    driving home from work
    tonight I saw the moon –
    or at least all it was
    willing to show tonight
    arriving late as well
    almost ten o’clock and
    hardly above the horizon
    from my vantage point
    I couldn’t tell if
    it was old or new
    beginning or fading
    I was as tired going
    to work as I was
    coming home at
    almost ten o’clock and
    hardly above the horizon
    with promises . . .
    (you know the line)
    on nights like these
    I think about drowsy
    disciples in the garden
    who couldn’t stay awake
    like Santiago thought about
    DiMaggio’s bone spur
    and I catch myself smiling
    I have to be exhausted
    to feel like a disciple

    Peace,
    Milton

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