Thursday, May 12, 2016

I Understand A Little

I understand a little of the Palm Sundays coming down
o Lord the temporizing sunshine, welcoming parades
the cries of Hosanna that fade fade fade

the very echoes dying away

and then the skies grow dark
and you are left to face alone
what you did not impart

how hard it is to see true friends turn to dust
or what is left of them, stare you blankly in the eyes
then turn aside

as if 
you had never been.

mary angela douglas 12 may 2016