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Poetry

Gene Stecher

THE SWEET SMELL OF KALONIC SERVICE (1)

Kalons are not choosy about

leper,
adversary, or friend
hang-outs.

Kalons are not choosy about
head
or foot
body parts.

kalons are not choosy about
ointment
or tear pouring
methods.

Nope,
Kalons are not choosy about
locations, body parts,
or methods.

And
Neither are they choosey about
kissing or hair-drying
clean-up.

Kalons are not choosy about
anonymous,
sinner, or friend
donor sources.

Kalons are not choosy about
anonymous,
disciple, or hypocritical
finger pointers.

Kalons are not choosy about
low or
high-end costs
at fingers' end.

Nope,
Kalons are not choosy about
donors, finger-pointers,
or costs.

Neither do they care if the rich
are on
the receiving
end!

Kalons select among
remembrance,
forgiveness,
and great love.

Kalons select among
saving faith,
peaceful exits,
and reason's immortal breath.

Kalons are not defined
by the
subtleties
of devilish doctrine.

And that's why the
virgins
chase down a

good smelling Jesus.

Gene

(1) KALON is the Greek word which references a positive deed and is variously translated: beautiful, good, useful, fine, free from defects, morally good, noble, praiseworthy, pleasant advantageous, better for. It is the word used in Mk 14:6b, "She has done me a courtesy (5G) a good service (NRSV)."