July 25th – It is our annual service day at camp. This is where we do something for someone else. There’s a camp for children with disabilities down the stream from us; a church camp up the road. On the northern end of the property there is an Assisted Living facility; the southern quadrant is a nature preserve. A mile up the road is a mission which serves homeless veterans. Pick a group to serve and write a bit of your altruism into your poem.
Gather seedlings dry and fresh
Spread them ’round the ground’s warm nest
Sprinkle lightly where they rest
Wait politely, God’s behest.