Echoes

August 23, 2013 

first day

of classes

dont know

a soul

on campus

roommate

is already

hooking up

with a girl

from his

high school

so wont see

him much

i texted

my brother

two guys

i graduated

with and

my sister like

senior prom date

that helps

actually

being

a blank slate

has advantages

i can become

different people

and see which

fits best

find out

what each

girl likes

and become it

for a night

choose

a life

later

maybe live

one determined

by circumstance

fate

some say

providence

they believe

i was born

with a specific

given

purpose

which major

will be

revealed

by the depth

of my

student debt

when robo

calls offering

a security

system

i remember

lots of

how to

books

on the right

way

to pray

a well known

preacher

reports today

his five thousand

couples survey

that worshiping

and praying

together

increases

instances

of sexual

intimacy

now mom

will wonder

why i

have started

going to

church

h.

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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