Sunday 15th July (15B)

The story of the death
of John the Baptist
is a reminder
of those times I squeezed
too much toothpaste
from the tube.

It’s so easy.
But retrieving the excess –
perhaps impossible
and sometimes ending
in tears.

Herod’s rash promise
led to the Baptiser’s death
and his own regret.
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2012.
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