HOPE

The darkness settles
The sunlight laughs
Heaven watches
While earth works
Silence speaks
Revealing her secrets
As the world turns

The child’s unmarked upturned face
Considers all
While watching shadow and light
Spin and dance
Before turning back to ask
“What did you say?”
He hears my thoughts

Sees my gesture
Then follows my eyes
As we sit in silence
I feel his hand
Then hear his words
As he quietly speaks my thoughts
"Spes est somnium vigilans" [hope is but a waking dream-Aristotle]