I am told the salt shaker goes to the north of the pepper,
facing toward Mt. Hood.
I do not know why, but I suppose
this is how it must be,
as our churches should face east
because we strain
like kids at a parade
to be the first to catch a glimpse
of the rising Son,
as we Christians should face out and upward,
but always toward one another’s faces
and toward Yours.
This is day 35 of LABIA MUNDA, a series of forty poems during the forty days of Lent.