A Call to Worship

(could be read antiphonally)

 

We might not have thanked you

Recently for capillaries,

For all the things we cannot see

That keep us going, anyway:

 

The roots of trees

Underneath;

The tunnels through which

Things creep, which break

Up the land

To keep it porous

 

The ozone layer,

Hard to breathe;

The relationship between the

Earth and moon;

The soles of our feet,

When we’re wearing shoes

 

For what gratitude might look like,

If we could hold it in our hands

Like cupped water from

A faucet;

For the pipes set to reach the source

And for the source

 

For hydrogen and oxygen

That come together,

Making a miracle

Of molecules

 

Thank you for the easy and the difficult,

For everything that mixes up

To make our lives

And what we’re gifted with

Today

 

C L Couch

 

 

Photo by Lorenzo Spoleti on Unsplash

Patmos, Greece