Sunday, August 7, 2016


After Matthew 7:21-27

Playing a game of rock
paper scissors is for children
an inexpensive way to pass
time to entertain to compete
with low stakes, usually

Older we reach for another game
called rock and sand, constructing
a life on rock or a life on sand
the sand of celebrity
sand of fame and entertainment
sand of obeisance to the ephemeral
sand of beauty sand of wealth
sand all sand

rock can be, is a hard place
sometimes cold and jagged, sharp
and stabbing but always

Photograph by Peter Griffin via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

1 comment:

nancy marie davis said...

i like the rocks on the beach that are smoothed over time by water and sand.