Gifts We Cannot Earn

A late breakfast is better than sex.
That is probably not true
But it’s better than all the sex I’ve had
But that’s the kind you shouldn’t do.

In a church built with stones of prayer
Where the potluck reigns supreme
A broken-down automobile
Can seem like an eternity.

Repentance is a gift
A thing we mostly don’t quite learn–
or learn the hard way,
in suffering and consequence
and we wonder if we could ever
give that gift to ourselves…

4 thoughts on “Gifts We Cannot Earn

  1. It sure is hard to forgive yourself….for making shitty decisions, to breaking people’s hearts (especially those you had no intention of hurting….those you love so very much, regardless of thier crime.

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