When Donald Trump Washes the Feet of the Homeless: For Delia
Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled people this year,
boy paralyzed in a diving accident,
A man and a woman
with cerebral palsy,
Got down on his pope knees on
a pope pillow and washed their feet,
Washed the feet
of two elders who could hardly walk,
Then kissed their
feet & smiled a kind smile.
pontiff poured water from a silver pitcher,
in a silver bowl,
Wiped their feet with a clean white
Kissed their feet and smiled a kind smile.
He knew that Jesus said if I'm your teacher
and wash your feet then you wash the feet of others
In the spirit, not the letter, of the law.
Last year the good pope washed the
feet of two Muslims
and two women at a juvenile hall
Years ago washed the feet of young mothers
in a maternity ward in Buenos Aires,
Pope Kindness washed and kissed the feet
of 12 AIDS patients in a hospice in Argentina,
and kissed the feet of recovering
addicts in a treatment
center in the capitol.
The good pope reminds us that
who's feet are being washed, it's
the spirit behind the gesture.
raised in a Christian church,
knows the example of
Jesus is his teacher, right?
Oh, maybe not about respecting women
but Jesus is Don's teacher, right?
mean President Don will wash my feet?
Will he wash
your feet one day & not smirk?
Pour sacred water
from a silver pitcher on your feet?
Catch the dirty
water in a silver bowl?
Wipe your feet with a clean
Kiss your feet, look you right in the
eye and smile a kind smile?
When Donald Trump kneels
on a pillow, just like humble Pope Francis,
the feet of a woman,
gets on his knees and washes the feet of a Muslim,
Washes the feet of the Mexican man who's
back is bowed because of ignorance and hate,
the feet of the broken and the poor,
In the spirit
behind the gesture.
That's when America will be great
Jim Moreno Fall 2017