2009 anno domini

a year is an arbitrary circling
of a life-bearing planet around
an ordinary sun

goodness & hope
kindness & freedom
may also seem arbitrary

but they are the way
we humans take our form
in the void

we are creatures in the dark
who make love &

unhearable though our voices
may be, we are calling out to God,
communicating to the nameless
with light

with every passing year,
we give ourselves permission
to go on, hugging
& wishing each other

we have been given
a limitless creation
& the power to

let us imagine
walking on rainbows
between stars