lenten journal: reflection


    there are days I lay awake
    at night and wonder even
    worry about what’s to come
    because the future feels

    like a past due account and
    I have already spent my time
    thinking about tomorrow
    putting the tense in present

    there are nights like this
    when I fall asleep holding
    on to the day like the last
    bite of the meal we shared

    where we passed our plates
    like forgiveness and let
    ourselves love and laugh
    like the present were a gift

    and we press our fingers
    to get every last crumb
    and thank God we were
    made to be hungry


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