Pushing the Limit

The romance

of collecting life in a cardboard

house by the river is getting damp



June clouds

June rains,

June bugs.


The towering stack of aluminum

cans might bring beer money,

or canned beans,

if the fire stays lit.


I’m observing the speed limit,

hustling by,

but not much else.


Can’t bear to look

at what only God sees.


Will Schmit

Will Schmit is a volunteer outreach prison minister for Lifehouse Church in Arcata Ca. He is the author of Jesus Inside A Prison Minister's Memoir and Training Manual available at www.schmitbooks.com. The website also includes poetry, ministry updates, and free music downloads for subscribers.

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