Dogs 2013

GRACE ON CONSIGNMENT
(1/14/13)


the alarm
sounds
and thankfully
the routine
begins
again

tea ceremony

bathed
clothed
and fed
toward the
morning commute

pilgrimage

turn on
the office lights
power up
the computers
and run
the daily reports

prayer wheels

the others
arrive
at 8am
and we have
a meeting
once everyone
is settled

mass

I return
to my desk
and concentrate
on the tasks
at hand

meditation

shift complete
I return
to my home

spirit journey

I sit
and dine
with my family
enjoying the release
from my
daily toils

Seder

later
I retire
to bed
turn off
the lights
and say
a grateful
goodbye
to the day

funeral

my ordinary tasks
become
holy events
if I treat
them
as acts
of worship

attitude
over activity
I assume
my own
ascension