Missionary Work


Yesterday I was cold,
not tall enough to reach
the sun.
Taller ones than I
wrapped blankets around me,
Showed me how to plug
in the electric heater,
Gave me a candle
with a glowing flame,
And sold me solar heat
door to door.
Today I am surrounded,
warm enough to be content.
Tomorrow doors
will open,
Allowing warmth to scatter
to colder ones than I.