Day of Wonder

Day of Wonder

It’s the day

of the rising
and the leaving
and the emptiness
with first
the disbelief
and the shock
and the fear
and the helplessness
then the wondering
about the how
and the what
and the what next
and the speculation
and the circling
round it
and round it
with the argument
and the discussion
and gradually
the waiting
and the silence
and the waiting,
and the wondering
and the waiting
and the nearly
despairing
until
the meeting.

Whom We Meet

In this , the dark time

of long nights

and short dark days
we may long for 

the emerging light.

But first, let us mourn awhile
our many losses
And, yes, let us grieve
for those who left 
without a goodbye.
Let us live for a time
in this darkness
so that our hearts can heal,
so that our hearts can enlarge
through our pain. 

For the totality of this darkness 

does end, and what comes after 
may depend on our facing 
our ghosts and dragons

Or, perhaps we might see them

as our camouflaged angels.
If we wrestle with them like Jacob
did, we may surprise ourselves
and come come away limping
with a different name