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beach ritual

May 20, 2009

he greets the sun
at its rising
with a bow

and salutes
its setting
with a drum

in between
the old man
sits and tans his hide

he smiles
cancer hasn’t gotten him yet
and every day is a gift

* * * * *

another man faces the sun
with a relic raised
to honor the Son

waiting patiently
for those who seek prayer

he sets down his cross
walks past the bar
to the public restroom

his jaw is set
his reward is ahead
and every day is a sacrifice

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One Response to “beach ritual”

  1. Matt M says:

    Wow, great stuff! I really like the contrast between these two men. Made me think. I keep wondering, going back and forth on which one of these guys I would rather hang out with.

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