Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Holy Moment

Cherita sits in her wheelchair, too spastic
to pick up the communion bread--
an attendant wipes her mouth after
she's fed sanctified grape dipped bread--
a menu of pictures and words taped to a tray
allow her to communicate simple wishes
while her words remain buried beneath
a series of sounds that have neither
consonants or vowels--
on Sunday, Mary, gets up and walks
to the wheelchair, Mary who attends
Sunday Fellowship services,
 where some have language,
 where some can read,
where they learn about God's love
Mary bends down, places her hand
on Cherita's back and listens,
and then interprets what she hears
"Cherita's says," she says


Blogger Optimistic Existentialist said...

Very beautifully written...

April 14, 2016  

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