the sun bathes the parking lot in red,
easing us into the night with its best colors.
a father laughs with his toddler
while a nurse caffeinates for the night shift.
a lover on the phone discreetly wipes a tear
trying to keep her world in order.
barstools and tables stand in disarray
from a full day of conversations, meetings, solitudes.
the coffee grinder drowns out the silence
of a student writing against a deadline.
the ordinariness of the space
does not disguise the beauty of Your daily blessings.
on Jeremiah 4:24, “I looked and lo!”