“Watching My Father Pass the Sacrament Because There Weren’t Enough Deacons,” New Era, Aug. 1997, 24
are not soft.
is not clean
or clean shaven.
His hair sticks to his forehead
for the spring is still wet and mewling.
He does not look strong
as he gives me the bread.
He is not powerful
passing the water.
But his eyes
have seen a private suffering
when the spring was still wet and
And I can rely on no better strength