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Timid Rain


I woke to low visibility today,
not so much in my mirror
as in the world
outside my window.

It was as if the rain
lost its courage somewhere
between clouds and earth,
afraid it might cause pain
if it fell full force, or somehow
became sidetracked on its fall,
and didn’t want to arrive
in the wrong place and time,

so it hung mid-way,
clustered in large numbers
of small particles,
attaching themselves
to anything and anyone
within the vicinity,

forming a sheen of moisture,
weighing down any and every
thing with pockets to absorb
its molecules of moisture.

There are other forces
lingering mid-way
in our lives like that; some
for better, others for worse.

Be careful which ones
you allow to saturate
the fabric of your life.

When fear, anxiety, and
mistrust are fogging you in,
you might as well
leave on your slicker;

but soak up compassion,
pocket generosity,
fill your pores with hope;
these are the mists
of divine hydration.

© 2017 Todd Jenkins



2 responses

  1. Perfect for me today. My daughter’s last of a four day visit with husband and 18 month old son but also 5 months pregnant and with shingles. So many causes for anxiety instead of enjoying one beautiful last day and keeping her from fears (doctor says the baby will not be harmed)

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    January 5, 2017 at 6:13 am

    • Prayers for baby, mom, and grandmother. May you be held and hoped into love.


      January 5, 2017 at 2:11 pm

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