Work

From far off
as I stoop to worship
yet another gloriously expiring
autumn leaf
a worried voice inquires
about the time, says
You have work!

and

It’s dawn, I say
my inner witness shimmering,
a fine and pearling rain.
This is the most important work
I will do
all
day

Maple leaf on a post, with autumn-turning edges

This poem, originally published in Leaping Clear, will be displayed as part of the exhibit “Thin Places” at Creative Spirits Gallery in West Linn, Oregon, October 2nd–November 23rd, 2019. 20390 Willamette Dr, West Linn, OR 97068.

The gallery is co-located with West Linn Lutheran Church, and is open whenever the church building is (quite often.) You can call (503) 656-0110 to confirm open hours.


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