The Twelve drove out many demons, 
and they anointed with oil
many who were sick and cured them. (Gospel)

The Retired MD

I have held
bodies of children
releasing their
last breath

and have heard
the blind, the lame
the deaf—trying
to take another step

I have seen tears
and listened

and in listening
began the healing

slowly, I’ll grant
you—but definite

as the changing
in color
of winter trees

dreaming of spring—

earth is for the living

J. Janda