Sunday, January 2, 2011

She watches and blesses

Though some might assume
she belongs in a museum,
she sits in a very humble place,
above the kitchen sink.
In this peaceful home, devoted to the care
of those about to die,
she glows softly in the dim light
as the white-robed angels
go about their business,
pouring glasses of water for the thirsty,
washing the dishes --
from dinners brought by friends
for those who can hardly bear to eat --
cleaning, tidying: the simple chores
all mothers do for those they love...
She watches, and blesses
each and every one.

1 comment:

Pat Cegan said...

The picture is beautiful, the lighting perfect. You captured my heart with your words and photo. pat