9:30 A.M. Thursday

    “9:30 A.M. Thursday,” Ensign, Mar. 1971, 78

    9:30 A.M. Thursday

    This is the day the sisters quilt.

    I should go.

    Here at home, my spooled thoughts

    Are tight, threading me into a

    Family of frustrations.

    I need to

    Piece together service with patience;

    Pin down forgiveness;

    Thimble the pricks of daily problems.

    And as I share

    The squared frames with my sisters,

    I will find

    Patterns of love

    Stitched into straight lines

    Curving toward heaven.

    This the day my sisters quilt,

    And I am going.