After evening prayer, we have a simple soup supper, then a program. This year, the programs have focused on spirituality and the arts. Tonight was poetry. My dear friend Ken Winn led the program. He presented two poems for our reflection: Langston Hughes’ “Evil” and Billy Collins’ “Picnic, Lightning.”
After our conversations in the past day or two, Hughes’ “Evil” seemed especially relevant to me. Here it is:
EvilSay amen, somebody!
Looks like what drives me crazy
Don't have no effect on you –
But I'm gonna keep on at it
Till it drives you crazy, too.