The way it is…


The Way It Is


The door opened only 8”-
couldn’t fit through.
An angel from his car helped me:
“If you push it a little, it’ll open more
I’ll help you if you want”

The receptionist took my info
I had 8 blood tests to take
This angel reminded me to take my prescriptions with me
for the phlebotomist.

Had to pee for one test of blood sugar.
Squeezed it out.
An angel showed me where to leave the sample.
All these details are
angel led.
winged guidance!

An angel woke me at 6AM.
Another guided my driving to the clinic.
A third found a parking spot.
The fourth held my hand to the elevator and
The fifth made sure I had my prescriptions.
The sixth was the trainee who learned to feel for my veins.

That’s the way it is: six angels strong!
That’s the way it is!


Pieces of Heaven

Pieces of Heaven

Little corners like this, pieces of Heaven
left lying around, can be picked up and saved.
People won’t even see that you have them,
they are so light and easy to hide.

Later in the day you can act like the others.
You can shake your head. You can frown.

(William Stafford in The Way It Is)

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