Sarah’s laughter

We still laugh

old Mirthful woman


Such a thing


In your old age

still spry in love

still agile enough to chase

that little mischievous head,

giggly wet,

swirling about the tent after his bath


You laughed dear mother

and were afraid, at first

but then you laughed at such a wonderful pledge, fulfilled

beyond any reasonable sanity


We laugh over you still

but with added joy

seeing all that the promise made to you



That bundle of joy

those old parents

mistaken, so often, as grandpa and nana


Believing in the innumerability of stars

seeing one day that such a joke

would spread salvation

as far as the curse is found

Author: Michael Kloss

There is a Sunday conscience, as well as a Sunday coat; and those who make religion a secondary concern put the coat and conscience carefully by to put on only once a week. - Charles Dickens

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