Mishap

 

• • •

 

a rock
from the mower
hit
one of our windows
in the passageway
joining the church
to the monastery

it spread out
into a star
crackling like a rose
but staying firm

the insurance
is still haggling
about who’s to pay
so we still
enjoy the new beauty

how typical of You
to make so small
a culpa
flower into radiance

 

© Ralph Wright, O.S.B.
March, 2006

DAVID ILLIG