To Reap the Whirlwind

When, loud and lauded, grifters drift along
Who crease their purple pants and sable jackets,
I think to beg my memory for a song
That bundles sunshine up in yellow packets.
Sometimes, however, all I hear is a racket.
When funnel clouds demolish mobile homes,
We lose both cozy throws and stylish chromes.

Doug Taylor-Weiss

Doug Taylor-Weiss, a one-time “Evangelical on the Canterbury Trail,” was for more than 30 years a priest in the Episcopal Church serving most recently in Auburn, New York. He entered full communion with the Roman Catholic Church in 2016 and now lives in his native Grand Rapids where he sings in two liturgical choirs with his wife, Debra.

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