Addition and Division


Do you divide family and friends …

Into men and women, girls and boys,

            close friends, acquaintances, colleagues,

            those to keep at a distance, even enemies?

Are we better served by addition versus subtraction; multiplication instead of division.



Someone told him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside,
asking to speak with you.”


Gospel of Matthew


Haven’t seen much of you lately in my life,

            Seems like you have taken the summer off,

            and let all these others disturb my peace.

            Or has not noticing become my issue?

And you are there, forever, just waiting.

Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples,
“I have seen the Lord,”

Gospel of John