in school

Today I learned of Aquinas’ metaphysics
that “pied” is a word for “spotted”
the evidence for Paul’s gospel as anti-imperial statement
the requirements for my degree
of a friend’s slow healing and small miracles
and that a mother still cries when she says the word “Newtown”.

A simpleton, I am daily struck dumb
with delight, tedium, brilliance, agony
knowledge may yet be fruit for fools
but there is no hiding from life after Eden.

Olly, Olly, in come free
amen.

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  1. So beautiful.

    And so similar to my own seminary semester in Toronto… school is a good place to be this fall.

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