Friday, June 3, 2016

In the Leaving

with thanks to Jan Richardson 

In the leaving, in the letting go
let there be this, at last, 
to hold onto:

the remembering of infant joy, 
the persisting of childhood dreams, 
the enduring of youthful ambition, 

the offering of gratitude
     for birdsong, swimming pools shared, a nights sleep, 
     fresh baked scones,  toilets to clean, meals to make, dogwood's bloom, 
questions, enthusiastic chatter, a teen crawling into opened arms, baby cries, 
     interrupting writing.
the blessing of peace.

gkn June 3, 2016

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