Poem: “Wondering Bones”

Wondering Bones

The late afternoon sky reminded

me of old, worn out bones,
gray, ashen, but filled with

a holy spirit, mine and God’s.
and I wondered if my life would

be as much of a Gift
to those who have been

such a Gift to me…

Niles Comer

In addition to being a writer and poet, Niles Comer has an extensive background in direct social services including HIV/AIDS Case Manager, Certified Addictions Counselor and as a trainer serving the homeless and the marginalized. He also has many years of non-profit management, community organizational development, and capital development. His current project and passion is Mercy Farm a healing retreat farm that integrates approaches from Catholic Worker Farm, L’Arche Community, and Dayspring Retreat Center. He blogs as Friar Puck at A Comforting & Disturbing Grace and his consultation service is described here.