Friday, December 3, 2021

The stirring of the waters

After John 5:1-17

They wait in their dozens

and scores, clustered

among the colonnades,

blind, lame, paralyzed,

invalids for whom life

is confined, narrow,

dependent. They wait,

daily, for the stirring

of the waters: first in

is first (and only)

healed. It is the first

and only the first and

the reality must be

sufficient to keep

the multitudes coming

back to wait. The reality,

or the hope.


Photograph by USGS via Unsplash. Used with permission.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Beautiful, Glynn! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. :)