Born of dust and star-scatter

We are born of dust and star-scatter
And unto this we shall return, this is
The Law, but meantime, by God, we
Can laugh our asses off. What a gift,
You know? Let us snicker while we
Can, brothers and sisters. Let us use
That which makes dark things quail.

Brian Doyle
from “Ash Wednesday” in The Christian Century (Feb. 17, 2016)