And as I sit with five candles flickering before me like stars
I remember Peyton's laugh, soap bubbles, pearls, from her mouth.
And as I sit with the keyboard beneath my fingers
I wonder what else there is to say.
And as I sit with the world in a box in front of me
I marvel at the number of people who don't know.
And as I sit with life all around me
I am amazed at how fast life can disappear.
And as I sit unscarred by tragedy
I hope that I can remain so unblemished forever.
And as I sit with love enfolding me
I feel for the people who don't have that luxury.
And as I sit with no sickness inside of me
I see my little sister's face at the forefront of a line of people who do.
And as I sit with the means to tell the world three feet away from me
I pour hope into my body from the pitcher we all share
As improbable as it seems.
Thanks for checking in on her. Hope and love to all~