Lenten Plan
 
For Lent
I will give up talking
About her
About him
About them
About anything negative
What’s left to talk about?
Ideas fresh and clean
Poetry exciting and new
Prayer deep and winding
Thoughts about life without blame or shame
My weaknesses and struggles
Trying to be holy in this sacred world
I plan to walk out of the desert
Into the resurrection
Smelling like Easter lilies
Six weeks from now
After sitting thirsty at Jacob’s well
After rubbing mud into my blind eyes
After walking out of my tomb in burial strips
After scrutinizing my every flaw
After waving palm branches
And lamenting all my sorrows
This Lent I will emerge
Created anew