Dogs 2014

LOAVES AND FISHES
(6/14/14)


I walk by
a neighborhood church
almost every
night

tonight
is Wednesday

church
night

there
are only
seven cars
in the parking
lot

now
this place
is not
a cathedral

it does
take up
three
residential lots
so is at least
the size
of three residences

how
a handful
of parishioners
can keep
the chapel
viable
is beyond
me

I check
the sign
to see
if they are beyond
the hours
of worship

but no

they are
smack dab
in the middle
of Evening
Service

what
keeps them
going?

tax breaks
alone
do not seem
an adequate
explanation

and
from the look
of the vehicles

the members
and not
a wealthy lot

this limited
showing
of faith
seems
in dire need
of some
mass miracle

but I see
no one
in robes
to perform
the sleight
of faith
so badly
needed

maybe
the climate
is wrong
for that sort
of salvation