I’d gladly renounce any desire
to conduct holy business

if I had it

spare me, O Holy One, please

*   *   *

this session leaves me
a headache and troubled

this is not Gospel Order

look at this agenda!
and these to-do lists!
where’s the Sabbath?

our lives already so
cluttered and overbooked
before adding yours

*   *   *

always the responsible one
in a relationship
gets tedious or exhausting

let someone else
raise money, sweep the floor
change the dead bulb
manage the children

everything I would leave to Martha
while enjoying Mary

if only I could return to sleep, and dreaming

thank the treasurer
by writing a check, yes?

Poem copyright 2016 by Jnana Hodson
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