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THE FARM, THE RANCH AND THE NEED FOR GOD

THE FARM, THE RANCH
AND THE NEED FOR GOD

Who pray to when the rains don’t come
who forget to thank when they do

Who curse when the John Deere breaks
and the cow jumps over the moon
(by the moon of course I mean
the fence to the alfalfa field)

Who in the long nights pondering
under stars too cold to be suns
a word big enough for big

STATUES

STATUES

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