Monthly Archives: February 2016



There is a St. Francis in our garden
with a squirrel at his marble feet
and a small bird on his shoulder

Under the big oak out front
a stone Buddha holds firm
his mudra calling for discourse
equal balance of give and receive

As a Christian in a Christian land
it would be nice to have a Jesus too

If only we could find one of him
holding a fish and a loaf of bread
in each outstretched unpierced hand