Sacred ordinariness

Bravo to the status quo

and cheers to those

who don’t stand out

and stand up

but stick in there and do

the ordinary things

that make the world

go around and help

us survive and meet

our earthly needs.


It’s easy to deride

the everyday and

look to heroes

and those who

stand above the rest

for the best of

what it means

to be a member

of the human race.


But do not forget

the sacred ordinariness

of those who do

what we don’t

want to do.


Through this doing

we are freed;

and in their work

and actions

we are allowed

the space to be all

we want to be.