Rain Today


Rain today

So I pray


My friend who has a daughter

Who fast-slips like an otter


For sister whose new store

An on-line hope for more


For colleague who needs work

Through academic murk


For brother in show biz-ness

Clarity with stars’ fuzziness


Dogs next whom I park,

Cats who never bark


A world of tender faces

Food and all home-places


Peace ev’rywhere prevailing,

War mindset starts failing


Help us now, our God,

To like us when we’re odd


In knowing how to love—

Hand inside pray’r-glove