The Common Good

Murray Bodo

Articles by Murray Bodo

She consoles me as I meditate
before Mass—Julian of Norwich,
that is, who says, “We are clothed,
wrapped in the goodness of God.”

As if it matters

    noticing the migrant workers—
    two to a wheelbarrow of concrete—
    mending the walls of the rich
    that exclude them

As if religion

beneath debris and stench

a hand

your hand withered

stretched forth

waiting for someone’s

be healed

---in memory of Denise Levertov, 1923-1997