Saturday, December 24, 2016

Ruth, 100

For Ruth Hammersmith, a lady of grace and gumption

She has reached
Outlived two sisters.
I remember our visits.
I loved
Our visits.
My favorite part
Of parish ministry.
Each sister belonged
To a different parish.
She holds the house
To herself.
The college has waited
For the house
For more years
Than they ever expected,
With some grace
For Ruth
Now 100.
I loved
Our visits.

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