Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter Solstice Poem

Prayer in Winter
Luminous paper bags show the way
to parsnips, carrots, beets

summer radiance transformed
for sale at the farm stand.

May this food
shine through me

let my words light the path
for people trying to find

food on a cold night,
nothing but paper in their fists.

The horizon is heavy
the future is leaden

but still we push back
with our little lights.