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Bare Branch Poverty

February 12, 2023
By Sister Miriam Therese Putzer, CSA

Suppose “DENUDED”

Were synonymous with

“dead” and


Just an alternate for


It would be sad,

but simple, too…

Last line.

Road’s end.

Case closed.


Suppose, however,

that the words are


then it’s


and watch

and will

for sap is rising in the

winter wood

and in the ashes’ womb

a tiny Alleluia stirs!

Invitation Only