Time is on your side....for now

My friend was not a patient man
but he waited for me…
As I raced out of my office
late
cursed at the traffic
ran up the front steps of his church.
There
below crisscrossing beams of colored light
near the watchful eyes of Jesus on his cross
under a canopy of stained glass and polished beams
amidst the tabernacle and the chalice
on the wrong side of the Templon
he waited
for me
in an urn too small
for the man I knew.
He
was not rushing today
having rendered time irrelevant
Me
I was still rushing around
thinking heaven and hell irrelevant.
In the contrast between
my furious heartbeat and his
I discerned this
his parting
missive:
Be patient
slow down
time is on your side,

for now.

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