The dog, not knowing that she is going to be spayed today.
The cat, waiting for his water to be freshly filled.
I have made baklava and have set the table and await the Ladies’ Brunch,
where we meet and eat (this time Greek food for Nancy’s birthday)
and talk and pray.
I worked ahead, setting the table for joy because I had time yesterday
both to bake
and to set pretty
and then I heard sad news from one
and I wonder if she’ll come
not expecting now
but I think she will
because we will have both the pretty and the pain
around a table
learning what it means to consider all joy
coming from the dear loving Father’s hand.
Rejoicing in each other’s care:
hearts formed by his lovingkindness
to give lovingkindness.
I hopefully expect
5 ladies around a table
and God to be thanked and praised.
June 8, 2012