• lenten journal: morning snow

    by  • February 16, 2013 • lenten journal, poetry • 2 Comments

    I stood at the kitchen window
    and looked across the leftover
    dishes from last night’s dinner
    and out into the backyard
    because it was snowing

    free falling flakes the size of
    communion wafers dissolving
    as they hit the unfrozen ground
    ending their long lilting journey
    with nothing to show for it

    it felt important to stand still
    at the window with my coffee
    and take notice of the fleeting
    offering the almost manna
    the snow that will not be named

    just as I want to take notice of
    the barista who has not stopped
    making lattes since I sat down
    who keeps calling names
    though no one  asks for hers



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    2 Responses to lenten journal: morning snow

    1. February 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Snowing and melting near Richmond, today, too. Thank you for acknowledging someone with a thankless job. I have been that worker so many times.

    2. February 16, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      I love the idea of ‘ almost manna ‘. We could pray that in this Lentern season, our lives may become true ” manna for the hungry soul and to the weary, rest “

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