Wipe Away

The storm is a ways away,

maybe a mile or more.

The first drops dot the window

then stream in tears as they have for days.

The grey roil hints at a darker day,

and the wind suggests the straightest trees

have a weakness. The wet soaks in, leaks out,

even the promise of flowers loses color.

The silver lining, in the smile of an umbrella, is child’s play.

The adult version wearies, works, and wonders when the waiting

ends. Prayer is a rain boot. What comes from the ground,

in spring, reminds us, at the Resurrection,

there won’t be a dry eye in the house.

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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