Sunday, December 18, 2011


It*s amazing who shows up in church.

In the Florida church
My mind wandered through the space
That was offered
By the sermon.
There were giraffes in the stained glass
behind the altar,
Two of them.
The sermon offered a history of the Church
And Mary.
The sermon offered
Perhaps there were others
Who had said no
To God*s offer to bear
His son.
I heard about Mary saying Yes
Really saying Yes.

I looked at the giraffes in the window.
I heard Bill Cosby
As Noah. 
Who are you?
**This is God**
Noah said,

Giraffes in the window,
A small child that echoed Amen
As final punctuation
After every prayer,
Bill Cosby
And us.
The gathered saints.


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