Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday Lunch at the Deli

I snuck in for a quick sandwich
in between Sunday obligations
they occupied a few tables,
family groups pushed together,
community spilling over
after morning worship
occupying physical and social space

their clothes, their look
gave them away ~ different from
how the collar gave me away

teenage boys with belts at their
waists (instead of knees), &
girls more fully vested than
at last night's dance club
dads in uncomfortable suits
and ugly sweaters, moms in
(sorry to say) really big hair

as I finished my sandwich
and they lingered over desert,
I knew I'd have been welcome
with them at worship
but it looked like there was
no room at the dinner table

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