8 April 2014
Don’t go making a fashion statement
something it’s not, or equating
outward signs with spiritual realities.
This scarf may be no more than
a pretty accessory; a long, unkempt beard
as much a sign of vanity as an updo.
I believe in holy, sacramental things
without making theological
a purely aesthetic choice, spiritualizing
the length of my hair, your beard
or lack thereof.