Lenten reflections — Definition of dis·so·lute … not yet hitting bottom

(Luke 15:13)

Some friendships don’t survive
the loss of fast-flowing cash and credit,
party-time,
most valuable player,
gorgeous looks, great job, fast car,
brains, popularity, poise,

not to speak of knowing all
the other right people.

The thing I wonder is
did those so-called friends
really dump me,
when my life hit the toilet,

or am I too proud
to ask them to stand by me,
when I don’t like myself
very much anymore.

After all, I need someone
to blame.

If my friends are all jerks,
I can skip the mirror.

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2 Responses to Lenten reflections — Definition of dis·so·lute … not yet hitting bottom

  1. Emily Geoghegan says:

    Thank you Maren. Powerful and thought provoking!

  2. A powerful question. The answer is both/and, I believe. There is enough deep-down feeling of hardship as curse to make people pull away. And enough shame in any of us to make us want to hide.

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