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Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: Entertaining Strangers

Come to my hospitality table–

I will feed you from every pot

I will allow you to wear my clothes,

my blue kimono, my black hat.


I will call my brother out

And make him sing comfort songs

To help with months of longing.


I will ask my sister to dance

Over the bear’s hill, a lode star

To sail you to your destination.


If your body sits in a room

And your reptile brain gets restless

I will ask my broom to sweep away

All the dust that settled in your heart…


And when you move

With the quick rhythm of the red cedar

You will remind us

We may entertain angels unawares.


Copyright 2018 Rosaly DeMaios Roffman


Horn of Plenty — Bountiful Harvest by Walt Curlee. Included in Vox Populi for educational purposes only.

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