Wednesday, March 22, 2023

One central sanctuary
in this multi-centered universe,
a resting place for pilgrims,
all bringing their life stories,
some in the closing chapters.

A few, dunking with care,
linger over donuts and coffee.

Their angels
bless the absence of juke box and TV,
bless the silences between chit chat,
bless a quiet
in which to sire thoughts,
of being, in this moment,

August 1, 2008