Pivotal

 

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I stand
and watch
the universe
spin past me
like a carousel
a merry-go-round
with me
at the center
winding the wheel
or keeping the button pressed

all six of us
round the altar
hold the wafer
a little above
our hand
“This is the Lamb of God...”

what kind of God
to let his creatures
hold him thus
while the universe
goes flying by

 

© Ralph Wright, O.S.B.
May, 2003

DAVID ILLIG