Dear Poverello

Dear Poverello,
who am I
that you in Love
would greet me

with arms
outstretched
and twinkling eye
in Perfect Joy to meet me

who am I
to look upon
your lovely
lowly face

as warmly you
bid me
enter through
this absolute embrace

I am happy to
leave all behind
and step
inside your door

who am I
Dear Poverello
that you
invite me to be poor?

~Cheryl Anne
photo: Chapel door of the church/school where I first heard of Saint Francis of Assisi when I was a child.

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