Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Today is Ash Wednesday.

We get up... slowly. Another snow is underway. To the University Hospital... to the Comprehensive Cancer Center. To sit and wait with others. Those with the shallow looks of chemotherapy... those who keep their heads bundled... waiting... hoping...

Ash Wednesday

did Easter bring you sure and certain nope?
did Christmas birth God in you?
is today
your grief and sadness?
ashes falling
from head to mouth?