lenten journal: friday night lights


friday night lights

at the funeral home
on a friday evening

one of the speakers
quoted Mary Oliver

“four small stones
hugging each other”

an image of love
in a roomful of loss

the one who just
lost his husband

took the words in
with the rest of us

and then stood up
to say thank you

we walked out to
an embracing sunset

mary talked about
the sun as well

she was at the beach
I was in a parking lot

same sun same love
different stones

all in need of embrace
all ablaze in gratitude

at the funeral home
is it that simple?




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