She caught the last of summer
by the sleeve, granddaughter born
two days before the Fall change.
Easy to predict strawberries
and melons, both parents are gardeners,
the dirt will turn up.
Newest human I ever met
forty five minutes in,
pounds, ounces, inches, stretch our hearts.
The light in her eyes
lights the room. Lighting
the world, starts tomorrow.
Will Schmit is a volunteer outreach prison minister for Lifehouse Church in McKinleyville Ca. He is the author of Head Lines A Sixty Day Guide to Personal Psalmistry and Jesus Inside A Prison Minister's Memoir and Training Manual both available at Amazon Books and www.schmitbooks.com. The website also includes poetry, ministry updates, and music downloads from Bring To Glory a CD of spoken word with coffee house jazz.
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