Let us walk unfettered into these days of sun, wide fields of old grasses bracketed by sunflowers and pebbles. Let us step into the lapis sky that fastens itself to the driveway, the sidewalk, the worn leaves of dying summer under new leaf fall.
Let us give up the wasteful thinking, the 2 a.m. anxieties over what cannot be changed, the waking with a gasp. Let us stand in the morning, the new chill of the air clearing remnants of time, fear, reaching too hard or not enough.
Let the wrongs be made right. Let forgiveness overtake the words we hear and pray, the stories we’ve made and tilted. Let us remember this dreaming song from all our beloveds long gone or just around the bend, each note engraved with lost lands, singing of how good it is when we dwell together.
Let the peripheral vision in the days of awe show us the world, the first seeing of the heart, the last pulse of those we love who travel with us. Let the wind shake the trees, the tattered leaves shine, the last butterflies flash their orange, the first dark blue of night open into a panorama of past and present light on its way to us all.
Let the next breath we take inscribe us in the book of life. Let the next breath you give welcome us home.