Sunday, May 19, 2013

where i am now

where i am now
my cat was killed today.
a passing car snuffed her out.
the house across the road from
where i work
was gutted by fire
a fireman burned his hand
trying to save a souped-up Ford.
a year ago today my brother died
with just 16 years and a roomful
of collected treasures.
posters, oil lamps, pictures of girls--the usual
the sawed-off shotgun wasn't empty after all;
and his friend had seen "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"
once too often.
the world is full of ugly
even on the day after Christmas
ugly, ugly, ugly

Jesus wore rags, thorns, and blood
the day after Passover.
i think He's been where i am now.

Tom King - (c) Dec. 1973

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