Into this world you were born
Through no fault of your own
And where I see shadows and lack of light
You delight to hear the call of owls
And where I had no use for life and all its woes,
This veil of tears became swept up by laughter
You asked me to smell the flowers
And I overcame my fear of blinding color.
You never asked for me,
Yet still you let me need you.
Thank you, child,
For your very being reminds me yet to breathe
With you I count the stars and make up stories
Where before I saw only absence, cold and distance
With you I know God’s love
My sapphire, my tulip
I will dig for you a garden
mine diamonds, gold and rubies
From the future.
This empty homes become a field where horses play.