faces of dear friends
dealing with the beast of cancer
came to mind
as heron arrived on the rock
gently landing before me
… place of sacred peace


one dear friend is exhausted
… and has decided against further chemo
one was told that “nothing more can be done”
… and is praying for a gentle end
one died last night

faces of dear friends
… fearful of the future and the dawning of another world war
came to mind
as heron arrived on the rock
gently landing before me
… place of sacred peace

one dear friend is exhausted
… and cannot sleep
one is obsessed by the news
… and posts, tweets, incessantly talks about ‘the situation’
one speaks of “ending it all now”
… before “things get worse.”

in difficult moments
may all imagine
heron gently landing
arriving on the rock
… place of sacred rest

 

 

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