Wipe Away

The storm is a ways away,

maybe a mile or more.

The first drops dot the window

then stream in tears as they have for days.

The grey roil hints at a darker day,

and the wind suggests the straightest trees

have a weakness. The wet soaks in, leaks out,

even the promise of flowers loses color.

The silver lining, in the smile of an umbrella, is child’s play.

The adult version wearies, works, and wonders when the waiting

ends. Prayer is a rain boot. What comes from the ground,

in spring, reminds us, at the Resurrection,

there won’t be a dry eye in the house.

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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