The majesty of dogs impresses us –
Their solitary solidarity -
Loyalty to the death
Above these grey horizons
There is a promise, lingering….
these days, an ending is assumed,
that glorifies the stories of our lives:
making children, seeing things, listening,
Listening, to the music of our hearts’ desires.
Growing old by winter fires.
The sky darkened at noon
seas spewed forth
clouds of dazzling rain
what rainbows knew, we soon forgot.
So now a pulse of re-creation
Lends itself to me,
And you, and you, and all that good can do
for this lonely human heart:
little, unremembered acts of kindness and of love
grant us the keys of heaven
and God may lend us precious time