April 1986

 

silence

 

outside the sun shines

in through stained glass

 

seated before a man of God

they listen to His word

 

hunched

elbows on my knees

hands clasped

staring at my feet

eyes open during prayer

unashamed

before the throne of God

wondering

at where those feet had been

at where those feet would go

 

what do I know

that I could guide them

it’s you they need, oh Lord

to help them on their way

guide them Lord

that as they walk, they walk with you