In a Short While

A sudden storm blew our backyard askew,

our oldest daughter called about her broken heart,

an inheritance check came from my dead Father, 

we chose to vacation on a beach,

our friend’s spouse died jogging,

our youngest daughter said yes in Belize. 

And just today, 
stirring songs of worship on Sunday morning,
our grandson’s pet lizard died.

He cried a lot.
We bought a rat.

Published in Serving House Journal