The Daily Examen - June 9-10, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Political turmoil grows
both here and abroad.
The list of people needing help
greater than I can handle.
Yet at the community dinner
the old man smiles
and it is enough.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

There are still too many tasks
for a day of rest.
I am weary and queasy.
Yet as I read about Saint Anne
and Mount Athos
and looked out over
Long Island sound
as my daughter practiced her song
about a fallen Romanov
I closed my eyes
and saw pink roses
and knew
that the mercy in the Jesus prayer
was more
than just forgiveness.

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