Friday, April 15, 2016


we left behind shadows
burned upon the rocks.

we left behind stories
that were shared around fires

children danced
and songs were sung.

there was no shame
in our leaving –

we had spent enough
time in the homes of strangers.

there were oceans to cross,
and mountains to compass,

we have heard the call,
and must follow it to the source.

embrace each gift
placed in your hands,

savour each promise
and wear them like armour.

there is strength in us yet -
hidden inside the bones.

you can bear the weight -
It is the easiest thing to forget.