How Is It Today?

Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
Girl and Daisies
Watercolor on paper
1878
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art (Providence, United States)

How Is It Today?

How is it today?
in this moment, in an hour
pleasant petals separated
do you love me today?
Lord wants to know that every day

as the flower grows unto the sun
I receive his radiance
contact at my right hand
he seasons me asleep

| sometimes the sun | ceases to shine |
| sometimes the rain | stops dropping down |
| sometimes the clouds | form all around |

how is it today?
in this moment, in an hour
where I walk I leave a scent of gently bruised flowers
I don’t like it, I don’t approve
suffer me Lord I love you

as the flower turns to face the sun
I thought he had forsaken
suddenly out of no place
he manifests to me

~ §tacy §weeney

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Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)
Woman Holding a Balance
Oil on canvas
1662-1663
42.5 x 38 cm
(16.73″ x 14.96″)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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I got a yard sale on my dresser
tell me how will I get my mess to heaven
up and down, back and forth for what I try to accomplish
sometimes I forget who that I worship
one string of pearls post lunar flight
sold out like Jesus is coming tonight

he ¡s the Worker
¡ his workmanship
he ¡s the Potter
and ¡ am the clay
he provides my daily wages
¡ gather words of manna day by day

I got a yard sale on my dresser
tell me how will I set my mass unto leaven
when I work hard and earn my best
sometimes I forget who that I bless
yes sir, I perceive heaven’s a bonus
so I believe there’s gold in my bones

he ¡s the Worker
¡ his workmanship
he ¡s the Potter
and ¡ am the clay
he provides my daily wages
¡ gather words of manna day by day
~ §tacy §weeney