Possibilities

Possibilities

A teacher sits down at the feet of her students.
Singing is heard in an abandoned village.

Food is brought to a prisoner on a white plate.
A soldier rests beside a pool of water lilies.

An abyss becomes a table.
The loaf and fish re-create their famous miracle.

The white-haired hero reads a poem.
The grieving mother prays for her son's killer.

One person does not seek revenge.
The next day, another person does the same.

Marilyn Robertson is a Northern California poet
and folksinger who brings traditional songs and
stories into elementary school classrooms.

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Sojourners Magazine January-February 2003
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