We don't need Heraclitus to tell us
all things change, or Plato to tell us
real things don't.
You, good Lord, have chosen us.
You make us real.
We change in a twinkling.
This moment, this year, are ours.
Photo of aged "Birthday Cakes" sign painted on glass, photographed from inside Sweets To You bakery in Bellefonte, Delaware, by Danny N. Schweers, photo and prayer copyright 2010.