40

Dear Marjorie at 40,
The sulking is ending and mulling beginning.
Look into basset hound Charlie’s eyes.
Walk to Angela’s or even to church.
Listen to Rhonda about that too-friendly teacher.
Wait with Beulah to see the doctor.
Draw those joy and care-lined faces.
Pray for Faye and kids to find safe housing.
Praise for trees, deer, water, sun.
Lose your impatient self in divine surprise 
at Dayspring Silent Retreat Center;
find your Spirit-breathed Shalom self.
Savor the lectionary readings.
Enjoy West Side Story— yes, four times!

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