• lenten journal: ship’s log

    by  • April 12, 2019 • aging, community, lenten journal, poetry • 1 Comment

    ship’s log

    it seems like a lifetime ago
    that we stood on the deck
    of the USS Constitution
    a still-commissioned vessel 
named
    for our defining document
    to learn much of it had been replaced
    because it was still considered
    active—a work in progress

    only in museums does it matter
    that nothing changes because
    sameness is suffocating
    every breath we take is
    an act of resuscitation
    that speaks hope into being
    even as our joints creak
    and groan like an old ship

    every step of this voyage
    reminds me that we need help
    to ride these wondrous waves
    no matter how strong our constitutions
    or how well we exhibit courage
    so on this day this storm this sea
    I am grateful we sail together

    Peace,
    Milton

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    One Response to lenten journal: ship’s log

    1. Marty M Morris
      April 13, 2019 at 9:27 am

      Amen.

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