Welcome Mat – a poem by Peter Venable

Welcome Mat

She said a poem’s title
is a welcome mat,

where all visitors wipe clean
the world’s grime and gunk

from their trackless soles
and soul sludge. Gently knock . . .

when the front door opens,
who is she—silvery hair,

veiny hands—who
beckons you to enter?

Peter Venable has written sacred and secular verse for many decades. He has been published in Ancient Paths, Prairie Messenger, Time of Singing, American Vendantist, The Anglican Theological Review, The Christian Century, The Merton Seasonal, The Penwood Review, Ekstasis, Poems for Ephesians, The Windhover and forthcoming in Spiritus. His Jesus Through A Poet’s Lens is an eBook available at petervenable.com.

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