Miracles and Accidents

 When I was four years old

my mother told me

I was a miracle.


When I was eleven

my father told me

I was an accident.


If I had to choose

I’d be the accident

with nothing expected


and leave the miracles

to Christ.


 The New York Quarterly. New York, NY. Number 64 (Summer 2008). p. 77.

© Ryan Quinn Flanagan