milkweed

there is nothing so apparently lifeless as a milkweed pod in the autumn
nothing so apparently lifeless as a stone shrouded tomb
more will be revealed

there is nothing as pernicious as a milkweed seed in a farmer’s field
there is nothing so pernicious as a voice for justice
where is our serenity?

there is nothing as sweet as a fresh green milkweed pod
there is nothing as sweet as the promise of freedom
where is our enough?

integral to the wider community as the milkweed leaf feeding the monarch larvae
integral as the life of shared in service to others
Jesus shared, healed, taught.

beautiful as the delicate blossoms in the spring
beautiful as the teachings that inspire compassion
Jesus was a wisdom teacher.

nothing as powerful as the seeds fluttering in the wind
powerful as the story of an empty tomb

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