...for those in terror and fear, grief, loss,
not even thinking that hope is possible.
hear our heartbreaking prayers.
...for the bursts of golden forsythia,
the happy daffodils along the riverside,
wandering geese among the carpets of grass,
the pink of crabapple trees,
we are surprised by the hope of nature.
...for our minds and hearts and beings,
caught in the inbetween,