Friday, September 18
Shadow

Joy in the Morning


Because rebuke is in his anger, and life is in his pleasure; at evening, weeping will spend the night, and in the morning - joy!" The Aramaic Bible in Plain English

a man stares at me

with unseeing eyes and

 reads my face like a page in braille

.

night-blooming jasmine wraps the street

where a homeless woman sleeps under a bridge

and cars drive by without stopping

.

to vituperate is acid

and a pillow is as tender as a child

garlic doesn't ward off poverty

.

hope lies in our gentle sighs

somewhere there lives love and peace

and in the morning - Joy!

© 2012, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), All rights reserved; Photo credits ~ Sunrise In Chichester by TBridget Mac, Public Domain Pictures.net 

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