Travelers Welcome

Travelers Welcome

Sunday, May 11, 2014


by John McKernan

Oxygen everywhere   Hiding out from the Carbon

Many people in church this morning wore disguises

The baby resembled the scar in his mother's stomach

The woman in the mechanized wheelchair held a
            pillow stuffed with purple paper & candy bars

Her tears were disguised as a waterfall

God was hiding in a candle   He was the bright unlit

An army of foreign words hung suspended from
            the rafters after flinging themselves against
the sunlight on the stained glass window

One visitor tossed three bullets in the collection basket

A med student with a stethoscope shivered and left
early listening to the loud hymns and the size
            of those human hearts

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