Jean-Marie Lee

Thursday Night Dinner at The Catholic Worker
Digital Image, Jean-Marie Lee, 2019

PLOGS BELOW (JML's Poetic Commentary)

I Listen

With the combo
Coffee and Ibuprofen
Relieves the pain
Brings on agitation

With the embolism
The Lord’s supper
Amplifies salvation
Provides protection

So where is life?
The physical body—
The spiritual body—
Taking tandem cues?

The flesh of my mind
Says— “damn it fool”
And we must—
Keep that shit in check!

The still quiet voice—
My own effervescence—
Says— “patience”
“Drink water and nap.”

And the clumsy
Tandem reaction
I did not yell back.
I walked away.

It wasn’t provocative.
Maybe a disappointment...
And trust me—
I know pain.

My visible scars are nothing.
So, you want a story—
I went for broke.
That’s what happened.

Wanna know?
How I sleep—
I listen— Thee still quiet voice
Inside.


XOXO! JML


In honor of Dorothy Day
A Servant of God, on her
Birthday, November 8, 1897

About Dorothy Day
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Day

The Catholic Worker Movement
www.catholicworker.org/

The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day
(audiobook) youtu.be/mTtMj9INlnE

THE INTERIOR CASTLE
Saint Theresa of Avila

PDF
www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/03d/1515?

AUDIO
m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42528F62F?

THE SECOND SEX
Simone de Beauvoir

eBook
uberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1?

Death Comes For The Archbishop
Willa Crather

eBook
ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/c/cather/willa/d?

LETS BRING PEACE EVERYDAY

Plog Post: Thursday, November 7, 2019