Ash Wednesday

A solemn expression before we enter Catholic Mass. Slip a skinny finger into the golden bowl at the door. Take water with you and bow before Jesus. One knee strikes the red carpet. Just like Gramma showed you to. Respect. Our finger touches the head, heart, right then, left shoulder. A kiss for a thumb …

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Governed

If I'm sleeping, I want to dream of writing. If I'm awake, I want to be writing. And when I'm governed, let it be by a writer. While I'm alive, I want to be read. but when I'm dead... let me be buried by a writer.