Monday Morning Poetry, January 30th

Pip-squeak

Pip-squeak! Even the sound
is hurtful and offensive.

Pip-squeak! A small, insignificant person,
a lightweight and whippersnapper,
a twerp and a shrimp – YET
pip-squeaks possess dignity and deserve respect.

Don’t forget – big shots, bigwigs, and kingpins
will one day meet their Maker.
Rest assured, God’s loving-leveling-gaze
will reveal a radical unity of us all
despite size and apparent social importance.

Robert F. Morneau