Poem of the Week–Gliding


Looking for a new Christmas tree
After Christmas
I saw a plumber at Home Depot
Returning a shopping cart from his truck
In an easy fluid motion
Across the parking lot
As he returned the cart.

And I thought, how very like

A Shakespearean actor “taking the stage”
A ballerina moving into place under the lights
A NFL wide receiver gliding into the end zone

And I thought,

They were all


And, my heart lightened
By an unexpected moment of grace,
As I walked to my car,
I felt as if I too were


–Dan Verner

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