We Are All, All of Us…

of the same boat, floating to the same shore
All rowing north south east and west all at once

Falling from the bow leaping off the stern
Everyone all of us overboard

All of us the sick are making holes in the boat
while the evil all of us widen the holes

We are the clever and the wise
bailing water setting nets catching fish

Enlightened in prayer are we and dreamers
every century or so, rising clear eyed from sleep

yawning, extending our arms to stretch
letting the wind watch our cloak…and so

And so this boat floats on


 Jan 19, 2017