stretching out to meet the blue sky
and the reckless, shocking abuse of authority
that ends a child's party with Tasers.
The abundant violets and pinks arrayed in the beauty of a hydrangea
are apparently worlds away
from the overwhelming scarcity of a woman
who can barely survive hour to hour,
let alone day to day.
It has been too long, dear Savior.
Your people cannot wait for the sweet by and by
to bring eternal satisfaction from hunger
or final justice from oppression.
God With Us, you are needed.