lenten journal: the edge


the edge

I feel like I have
walked along the
edge of despair today
not so much a cliff
as a dimension

you’ve seen it on tv
when they move
between one world
and another somehow
I sound crazy but

between remembering
Martin and visiting
a nursing home and
learning about Cyclone
Freddy left me sad

and angry I think
I was already angry
slipping into despair
wasn’t much of a reach
instead we walked

and talked to the
couple in their new
salad food truck
first day on the green
hope on four wheels

we made it home
along with the anger
and the edge of despair
but they are not the
only things on the menu



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