In the group home they are waiting

Waiting for the phone to ring

Waiting for the pill to work

Waiting for the shift to change

Waiting for the Lord to come.

On the day that he returns

They’ll be waiting by the door

With their shoes already on

Telling me to hurry up.


An advent wreath sits on a table.  The candles are unlit and it is in shadow.  In the background is a nativity scene.
Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash
Mike Bonikowsky

About Mike Bonikowsky

Mike Bonikowsky lives and works in Dufferin County, Ontario. He is a direct support professional with the local Association for Community Living and spends the rest of his time raising two young children. He has been living and working with men and women with developmental disabilities since 2007. He is an editor for Ekstasis

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