Kevin Heaton

The Pool of Bethesda

At the union of two rivers,
legacy wed kindness; giving

rise to a serene, healing
stream of new life flowing

through desert sands of human
thirst, into a Bethesda

pool of second chances
for souls enslaved to masters

of malady, and hopelessness,
cleansing open sores of living.

Beyond shorelines of affliction;
remedy appeased fevers

of suffering, and parched,
blistered flesh, received

the healing balm of compassion.

—Kevin Heaton

Raven Images, December, 2010.

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