red spot

the spot on the carpet
focused my eyes
a red smudge... lipstick, blood, Heinz tomato soup?
on beige shag-pile.
Pressure. Pressure. Pressure

Pressure on my head
force on my heart...
apostolic intrepidity coursing through my veins
before, prevenient, pre- anything.
{look up, look up, look up}

resolute missionary
dauntless explorer
one nerve hitting another
in domino effect.
Red spot on beige, the name of an art piece
{look up, look up, look up}

eyes lifted
hand raised
heart weirdly warmed
mind transformed
Soul forever His
Tim or Ruby or Tina
Who will I meet today?
Who in my small world?
I prayerfully consider:
Who is my Tim, my Ruby?
I have my Tina girl.
{look up, look up, look up}

Father, Father,
Help me please
an intrepid explorer
in my own back yard
Give me strength, give me courage
Fill me with that enduring love
and most of all
abide with me this day.
{look up, look up, look up}