car rides and cowboys

we traveled quite a few miles today
but i barely noticed.
i couldn’t tell you the scenery
or even the weather.
i was caught up in conversation,
the words that flow effortlessly
when i hang out with you.

in the basement of an unlikely church
we sorted through strangers unwanteds,
the piles of one dollar t-shirts and well-worn shoes
overwhelming even a scavenger like me.

after more tea we turned around
and we talked through more miles,
and i came home full of reminders
of what counts in this life,
what loves i hold dear.

there’s nothing more that i needed from this day.
those wheels on the road
taking us somewhere
and then back again;
leaving a trail of our stories
that help guide us home.

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Here + There

Secondhand Sainthood and the gift of losing it all – Topology Magazine, December 2015

Ten Things Made – Topology Magazine, December 2015