Blessed are you who are now hungry,
for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who are now weeping.
for you will laugh.
(Gospel)

A pigeon
(red-legged
tan and white)

under the glass-topped
outdoor metal tables
and chairs

pecking the
pavement
for crumbs  

the Unmanifested
manifesting

what is most high
and mighty

is also most low
and vulnerable

pecking for crumbs
on pavement—
the pigeon

J. Janda