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A Welcomed Reception

as steam rises

in curling white pirouettes,
holding hands they rise, bend and rise,

bend and rise, always lifting, always lilting,

as a prayer murmured on a quiet morning;

turning me from daily tasks to rise as they rise

before a morning i cannot comprehend or control.

my soul rests thin, transparent as vapor.
a breath breathed over water still as glass.

this quiet dance,

where ordinary things

like cookware, coffee, sipping;
just another task to begin,
but if s l o w e d,

and touched just-so, with light illumined from places unknown,

without a word,

could open the deadlocks of the soul.

on such days

a soul begins to see things like coffee like cookware, like morning,

like quiet words shared in heartfelt prayer; words that rise as souls in waltz,

moving higher as unseen eyes grasp wider, more clearly than ever

a beauty wrapped, intimate,

becoming a welcomed reception,

a communion where child and father sip coffee together,

and really finally listen to each other

like they’ve planned on for oh so long.


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