Forgiveness

Forgiveness

I plant a tree

I help an old man cross the street

I walk with others

who walk in the park

heads down, heads up

smiling, withdrawn

a day in the world

to gather love in the basket

and give away

“universal forgiveness” of what we have

and what we are.

shadows and entanglements

Light awakened me

new shadows were forming

fear with new frames,

island enclosures.

Should I understand “meaning

of unhappiness or happiness”

in dreams or restorative sleep?

You came

after a long winding road,

a lamp of illumination

taking me to direction and calm,

familiar places and thought,

fresh stories

I tried to understand

and find myself

I found you.