The power of blessing in a poem is that it weaves a new vision of the world. The blessing is awareness. A blessing calls sanctity down upon a person in a manner both profound and intimate. A blessing gives reverence to the subject, in this case, workers. Who cares for our world? The World is in Their Care calls our awareness down upon those who do the daily work which improves, repairs, and sustains life. All labor is shared. Bless the listener without whom their is no poet. This poem is dedicated to Jerry Tucker.
Originally published: Gregg Shotwell Blog (April 28, 2020)