The Potter's Son

from Among Thieves by Jared Grabb Among Thieves

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I was born a potter’s son.
5 miles north of Switzerland.
I was the ninth born and the fourth son. And the eldest, he took
the one spot with my father to man the ovens.
There’s power in the change. The heat brings resilience.

My youth saw rebellion:
Revolution to the west in France,
The rise of industry and a better life it seemed had skipped over my village.
So, with Katharina I sought the Promised Land.
There’s power in the change. The heat brings resilience.

I’d become a baker by trade,
and the upheaval of my youth had followed me to my American days.
But, I knew it and looked in its face.
With Civil War, the business was made.
There’s power in the change. (Power in change.) There’s power in the change. (Power.)
The heat brings...

The load left sores upon my legs
over many hours per week and 7 days.
But I’ve lived to a ripe old age. We put Sacred Heart there in its place.
And, my creations live on today.
There’s power in the change. (Power in change.) There’s power in the change. (Power in change.) There’s power in the change. The heat brings resilience.

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from Among Thieves, released June 5, 2020

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