One size fits all Mark 5: 24b-34

After a long bleeding
of whatever kind
there is enough strength
to reach out for a prayer shawl
a one-day chip,
or maybe to hold the johnny closed,

but it takes tremendous faith
to be hidden and exposed
all at the same time,
and reach out
for the passing coat
of some teacher, coach, therapist,
pastor, hospice visitor, sponsor,
parole officer, old friend,
stranger in the shelter.

The world thinks Jesus is gone,
but we know
he left his wardrobe,

and we go out into the road
ready to meet just these people
with so much bleeding
and so much faith —

in our second-hand clothes.

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