The poetic city: “He Watches Over Me 12/5/13”

Miss Helen living her best life and keeping her dancing shoes on. (Photo by: Richard Eager)

A Suite for Miss Helen: He Watches Over Me    12/5/13 


I arrive to hear Helen singing …

Singing along with the evangelists

On the big screen in the day room.


Helen’s eyes are closed 

She feels the meaning

She smiles at me

She sings and nods … 

Nods in approval.


Saving the best for last 

With what’s left of her mind

She sweeps me into the flow

Proclaiming the good news: 

His eye is on the sparrow 

And I know He watches me. 


© Reece Burka 2/1/2019


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