Thursday, May 14, 2009

For She Loved Much

If she came today

anointing our feet with expensive oils*,

rinsing with her tears

and drying with her hair,

our jaws would gape

in unbelieving, unattractive stares...

So she must come

bearing gifts we recognize:

fine meals, smiling eyes,

generous expenditures of purse and time,

and laughter filling us with music

and with rhyme...

for she loves us much.

And we, who feel so undeserving,


knowing she believes us

worth her while.

*Luke 7:47

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