Wilderness Art Blog: Poem by Steve Decker

Steve says “I wrote this at the poetry workshop Sunday. It makes me feel like a bit of an imposter, but nothing ventured nothing gained.”


Phone talks to hearing aid
          Shows worldwide images of devastation.
Voices in my head
          Wake up
          Go to Bed
          Turn left at next light.
Tears flood in from far away.
Can I fast from this?
A Lenten fast
          Hear wind in trees.
          Touch of rain,
          warmth of sun
                    for weather report.
          Listen to the morning chorus!
Be present
          to myself
          to God
Are need and intention enough?

Steve Decker, February 18 2024