You, Lord, are my shepherd, imaginationfigment; I seek you in patterns of Thanks–giving tablecloths and in a bristling–emerald suburban backyard.I look for you in trout streams and (bless us)in the eyes of tuna off Baja where Emmy lives.You hide and promise me restoration.Even as I survived loss and grievingI have done so remembering Motherand her prayers to You, which brings upThanksgiving again and the disasterswith my former husband, his anguishcarving the turkey after it separatedfrom the bone; I go out and weepin the yard; surely some kind of comfortwill accompany me alone on the way backto Boston in the car, and surelyyou will welcome my soulsomeday in a place that I don’t knowmyself, but that Mother called home.—Lynne Potts, “Psalm”Art Credit André Kertész, January 1, 1972, Martinique

You, Lord, are my shepherd, imagination
figment; I seek you in patterns of Thanks–
giving tablecloths and in a bristling–
emerald suburban backyard.

I look for you in trout streams and (bless us)
in the eyes of tuna off Baja where Emmy lives.
You hide and promise me restoration.
Even as I survived loss and grieving

I have done so remembering Mother
and her prayers to You, which brings up
Thanksgiving again and the disasters
with my former husband, his anguish

carving the turkey after it separated
from the bone; I go out and weep
in the yard; surely some kind of comfort
will accompany me alone on the way back

to Boston in the car, and surely
you will welcome my soul
someday in a place that I don’t know
myself, but that Mother called home.

Lynne Potts, “Psalm”
Art Credit André Kertész, January 1, 1972, Martinique

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