With the hope of recovery,
and with eyes ever seeing
new ways to pronounce God,
the heart extends beyond
its necessary function
and leans closer to its
With this hope, love is possible,
love purified from fear,
so much wider than the typical emotion
and half-made substance of romantic dreaming.
With this hope, the hands remember old ways
of feeling, the stars chime with sounds
immeasurable but finally recognized as true.
With this hope, the dark is made right
and all extremities are drawn into the centre,
concentrated, solidified –
born and beginning.