Miriam Too

Blame slurs the moon,
stutters the birds,
unties the string of things.

The woman in the square,
rocks at the ready
in the hands of power.

One finger in the wind
writing in the dirt,
“Love you”, neighbor.

The scene plays out,
daughter after daughter,
begging to be believed.

The first stone,
a brick through the window,
a burning cross.

What we lay down
as life, as law,
deflects the Light.

Will Schmit

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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