A Blessing, One Day

image courtesy of  Kristen Marie Parker

image courtesy of Kristen Marie Parker

Words for a Father by Scott Cairnes

And this is the consolation:
that the world doesn't end, that the world one day opens up into something better.
And that we one day open up into something far better.

Maybe like this:
one morning you finally wake to a light you recognize as the light you've wanted
every morning that has come before.
And the air has some light thing in it that you've always hoped the air might have.

And One is there to welcome you whose face you've looked for
during all the best and worst times of your life.
He takes you to himself and holds you close until you fully wake.

And it seems you've only just awakened, but you turn and
there we are, the rest of us, arriving just behind you.
We'll go the rest of the way together.