Pentecost +18 C

better now?

a future projected
is a present in need
of a changed past

our accretions
can do us in

imagine again
how differently
we might have decided

there were choices
whether felt or not
our response was not necessary

imaging again
we have more choices
than we are willing to make

we know this
from our dreams
of justice implemented

while fearful
in the present
seek also contentment

when these inform
one another
new choices arrive

not only choices
but new refuges
new authority

changed expectations
change behaviors
toward one another

even Abraham
will follow Lazarus
with a cup of water

in the name
of a better future
we live better now