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January 6, 2011

It’s Advent
and I’m wondering
what I’m waiting for
trying to concentrate
while a little kid
in Nemo shoes
does gymnastics
in his dad’s lap
while soaking up
endless ‘shush‘es

I’m getting better
at ignoring kids
so I do
until he ascends
the chair
I’m sitting in
to get in my face
and remind me
of what I’ve lost

But Advent longing
doesn’t work backward
and I can’t subscribe
to any of that
heavenly shill
so I sit
right here
and now
for understanding
for peace
and waiting

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