The Face in the Vase

The sweetest offering is from the heart.

The final splay of our tulip,
table top Ferris wheel
petaling purple wide
as a lion mane.

Flowering jumble
in a water jar, the bulb
bringing life and the stem
snipped for a day’s bouquet.

The kitchen wild for it,
the meal graced,
the wet grey spring
proposes at the window.

Husband and wife,
working the odd hours,
chance a glance at the bloom
and remember Who gives.

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 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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