Wanderer's Welcome


"We seldom notice how each day is a holy place
where the Eucharist of the ordinary happens."
~John O'Donahue

Out beyond Christianity
Mary Magdalene and Jesus are dancing
in a garden where things grow wild,

where things grow simply into what they are.
Many paths lead here, not one,
and the gates are always open.

Over each there is a sign that says,
“Wanderers Welcome.”
Mary thinks Jesus is less like a god

than a gardener, and he is.
They drink the wine that turns
these temples into bodies again.

She reaches out to take his hand,
and he lets her.
There are three rules here:

Yearn, Risk Everything, Connect.

A poem from my book, 'Wounded Bud.'
Photo from my back yard.

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