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Sat May 30 @09:00 - 11:30AM
Downtown Mobile Medical Clinic
Sun May 31 @05:00 - 08:00AM
Koinos Church
Fri Jun 05 @02:30 - 04:30AM
Mobile Clinic
Sat Jun 06 @05:30 -
LifeLine Community Dinner
Sat Jun 06 @09:00 - 11:30AM
Downtown Mobile Medical Clinic

On Entertaining Hope

You seem so unassuming at first,
your small gestures and mannerisms so harmless.
We pass the time in sweet indulgences -
a little of conjecture,
a sampling of daydreams.

But the longer you sit at my table,
the more careless you become.
You spill a glass of tears,
and scatter betraying crumbs.
Your crudeness chases away the other guests -
Joy, Peace, Patience -
and for your next course you demand delusion...
all while you bite the hand that feeds you.
And in the end, you leave abruptly without a word,
and send in your sister Despair to finish off dessert.
(Heartache gives you indigestion.)

So, Hope, I'll not be inviting you anymore.
It may get tiresome to dine alone,
but there's no mess to clean up afterward.