October 31, 2017, Prescott-
Happy All-Hallows, to those who celebrate it as an evening of festive family and community enjoyment.
It doesn’t matter to me,
if you are Black, White, Brown, Red, Yellow, or some sort of hybrid.
It is superfluous,
if you are conservative, liberal, libertarian, progressive.
It is inconsequential, in my view,
if you claim adherence to the oldest of Faiths, to the Faith founded
two-thousand years ago, to the newest Faith or to no Faith at all.
It is of passing concern,
if you are heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual or just plain fed up with it all.
Male, female, “hybrid”;
child, adolescent, young adult, midlife, early senior, advanced senior, centenarian-
I have much to learn from you,
and much to offer, in return.
What matters is your spirit.
Who I am,
in this final month
of being sixty-six,
is largely who I have
My labels do not define me.
God sees beyond the superficial,