gratitude amid an uneven life . . . .

and so the hard labor begins . . .
no gym membership
my muscles form in response to taxing physical work
and as I mow up and down hills around trees and shrubbery
collecting winter sticks
in collections of tinder
budding branches poke and cover me
almost stealing my hat
I clutch the handle harder
and set my face like flint
my back steels into the work before me
and I hate it
and I love it.
and I thank my God for a strong body
that is not afraid to sweat and work
and I glory in the present season
while I still enjoy the joys of being a woman . . . .

my neighbor shuffles feebly about his drivway
and I drop my task at hand to briskly walk over and say hello
to inquire about his treatments
is he better?
no. more ghastly battles wear him down.
and though he is younger than me
he is so very worn
and volunteers his weight is 132 lbs
same as me. . . . .
i hold his gaze with helpless tenderness
i promise to pray for him
and I do . . . .

and so the hard labor continues . . . .
no gym membership
a life of simple labor
labors of love
art adventures
longings of love
deep gratitude
and prayers of intercession
stream from my eyes
doggedly pushing
under my willows
under my hat
under the umbrella of
the unknown
uneveniness
of fortune
and misfortune
in this present season of life.

gratitude amid an uneven life . . . .

evon ski

Joined June 2009

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amid all things of my life that are difficult, unsettled
amid all the problems I know not how to solve . . . .
today I am one of the fortunate ones . . . .

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