Deborah Scaperoth, Ph.D.
Speaking on the death sentence,
a voice on the car radio asks,
"How would you like for your whole life
to be judged on the worst thing you've done."
That thought gives me pause as I pull into
the parking lot of the cover where I run.
I'm not one of the gazelle people, clad in
tiny shorts, who glide over asphalt.
To the young volleyball players, God,
and everyone else, I must seem as foolish
as the well-fed geese that waddle along the paths
squawking complaints at whatever troubles geese.
I forget time here as the months roll into each other
from honeysuckle to the iron smell of snow.
But today the radio and unshriven acts bear down
as I sit in the sunlit car and stare into space
until old holy words remind me: run slowly,breathe deeply, and lean into sky.
Sculptor Pépé Grégoire:
Contrary Wind/Tegenwind (in Dutch)
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