March 8, 2010

Ash Wednesday

Mardi Gras slips by

unnoticed in the cold

gray of a northern

February, somber Wednesday

you see ashes on

somebody’s forehead,

you flash “oh”,

think about fish for

lunch, and

from ashes you came

and to ashes you shall return

40 days in the cold

the light,



Bill Zink said...

Thanks to Josh for editing advice.

josh said...

Nice re-write, Bill.