THE LORD IS RISEN.
To taste five different vintages
The guide gives us detailed instructions
Old palate remembers
Time’s passing so quickly
You have not returned from your walk
You should have been getting ready
To go to ride the ferry
Eating breakfast, dressing up
But morning unfurls like a yarn with a cat
The telephone is garbled confusion
Converging into cries and disbelief
Of what has happened.
Tears take time to dry
Smile takes time to sustain
Flowers, sea, flamingoes, stories can not
Take the place of loss, we
Brave each morning, learning
New steps, each night may bring
New dreams, to remember and celebrate
Your life that will not return
Understanding and surrender take time
Love bears and endures all things
The only truth I have to know.
In colorful costumes, the children break out from May pole circle,
Running with outstretched arms, spreading like a fan
Butterflies shimmering in the light
You say to close my eyes
Listen to raindrops
Is God talking to me too?
Today is second week of Lent
I imagine the Blessed Mother looking
At Jesus during his passion
I feel a deep sadness
I imagine all the other mothers
And fathers who have lost a loved one
We share the loss
We share tears and pain
We are one
We are one with One
Because of love.
“Love bears all things,
… endures all things.”
note: Faith, our granddaughter, and her basketball team, won the championship game in the March basketball tournament today. They are CHAMPIONS. Her father, our son, died suddenly last Monday morning.