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  • You Are Here

    You Are Here

    Once more I am in my bay,

    needle in, bloods done,

    starting the pre-meds

    I introduce myself to my companions

    Brian, Brenda, who’s the third?

    better leave her be,

    it’s her first day and she’s in tears

    her partner lingered for a while

    now he's gone

     I notice her long, auburn hair

    hair here is rare

    the book she holds  

    receives her tears

    all round me

    people are hooked up to IV lines,

    some in wheelchairs, many dozing.

    God is present in each one of us.

     

    "Bidden or unbidden,

    God is here."