Dogs 2012

BROTHER BARKER
(6/28/12)


he
was our
Sunday School
teacher
in some
evangelical
receptacle
of religious
indoctrination
when we were
9
10
11
or so

he actually
managed
a service station
and attempted
to bring practical
analogies
to bear
when explaining
biblical
passages
to us
youngsters

one
such allegory
involved
a family vacation
which had transpired
and was nearing
an end

"100
miles away
they probably
begin thinking
of home
and what
they will do
when they
arrive

50
miles away
maybe
the mother
begins to assign
different tasks
for everyone
once back
in their
house

10
miles away
any loose articles
about the vehicle
are gathered
by their owners
in preparation
to be carried
back
to their rooms

5
miles away
they think about
the first thing
that they will do
when they
finally
set foot
in their
driveway
once again

1
mile away
they are broadsided
by an 18 wheeler
and all
in the family
are killed"

his point
was
that you never
really knew
when death
might crush you
so you had better
be right
with Jesus
in every
moment
just
in case

something
about
the Thief
in the Night
no doubt

thanks
Leon

I have never
really enjoyed
a homecoming
since

but
still
I always
leave