Days 21 and 22: Fear and Hope
This world is not safe for children.
Children could grow to save this world.
Days 23 and 24: Gentle and Harsh
My faith; the cool spots under pillows.
So far from yours; damning and bludgeoning.
Days 25 and 26: New and Old
You are still my fresh horizon love,
an accomplice to set these years alight.
Days 27 and 28: Remembrance and Forgetfulness
The Almighty knows best of human caprice.
When we are ready, He is there.
Days 29 and 30: Temporary and Eternal
These sticky things like pain and doubt,
They too lose tack and flick away.
Days 11 and 12: Perfection and Imperfection
This before, this was an unwritten universe
And now my hand, fails the page.
Days 13 and 14: Moon and Sun
For two coins, writers scrape the skies,
to spend on love and other tides.
Days 15 and 16: Dependence and Independence
Your heart is on training wheels until
you choose the person it beats for.
Days 17 and 18: Give and Receive
In sincere communion; two hands embrace unknown
whose is the one that has given.
Days 19 and 20: Individual and Collective
There’s nothing original about sin or suffering.
Lead-heavy our souls, we bear together.