Monday, October 16, 2017


We often, too often, use the word: installation, when a priest begins a new position in a parish. What happens when they leave, or it has been determined that they will leave? Is there a curb while they wait for the man in overalls with the truck with slatted sides? All too often...Yes.

We install appliances,
Plug them in
Let them work
Until they
Or we determine
It’s time
For a newer model.
Then we
Put them on the curb.
They are carried away
By a man
In overalls
And a truck
With slatted sides.
Such an odd term
For people:
Are installed.
People are cherished,
Held with honor,
Prayed for,
On the curb.

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