packages

save up
packages of joy
unwrap them
when you can
stack them up against
complications
interruptions
to your plans
jct

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Centered

Would we were centered
not cast about,
whole minds unfettered,
not burdened with doubt.
Have we a path,
a new road to choose,
almost unseen
for lack of use?
Question the wide and easy way,
though it’s clearly well traveled
and often repaved.
Focus your eyes on the challenging
route,
while you can choose,
while it is day.

©Joel Tipple
#10/15

Weary, God?

Do you ever get weary,
God,
chosen as a last resort
while we run toward
that idol and that?
They demand little from us,
seemingly,
providing mostly distraction,
placating,
numbing our minds.
Meanwhile…
Satan is throwing strikes.

©Joel Tipple
#9/15