View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

An early poem: Brother Ass

Brother Ass

Brother Ass,
you stoke me with
your stubborn love.
The roses you hide
bleed into my soul.

Your brothers and sisters
still sing the praises
you sang with them:
songs we often fail to hear.

But last night,
Sister Star fell
and flashed a song -
and I heard.

(That's a poem I wrote back in 1976 when I was 20/21. Francis was on my mind even then.)


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