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 &
meaning

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
well

we have been given
a limitless creation
& the power to
dream

let us imagine
walking on rainbows
between stars