Monday, October 10, 2011

for you

o dear God. there we were,
bent at our altars to life
being and doing the daily things
weighing our worth 

as if life were made whole 
by luck or by sweat
when it was all grace.
were it not for mercy

we would have arrived back home 
as accomplished as two motes on a dusty sill.
but here we are
light as angels

dumbfounded by love
tripping over all of the rules of this life.
perhaps it was the plan
we had to come this far

to know how precious it all is.
even without another day,
it would be enough only to have
these moments

knowing who we are 
and holding hands.

1 comment:

Libby Walter said...

Thank you for sharing your poetry.