Graffiti in town recently seen:
   May you be…
   safe and happy
   well and beloved

Where is this vandalism?
   May you be…
   fully and free  
   like the son of man
   in all his glory?
   May you know…
   mercy and grace
   faith hope and loving?
   May you…
   smile and speak
   in the image of God?
   May you not be…
   tested and tagged
   censored or silenced
   jabbed then traced
   afraid or compliant?

Do not go gentle
into that confined space
Rage, rage
against the dying
of the face

Both photos from Wikimedia Commons by Basile Morin


Author: Mary Jo Malo

Christian, mother, grandmother, and poet of occasional worth.

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