When I try to describe you
to someone who doesn’t know
you, I smile deep inside, as I do
when remembering a hike up a
mountain or a day at the ocean.
You give your all to everything.
Whether tilling your garden, or
mitering a joint, or wanting to
drive to New England to see a
certain type of tree, you hold
This is what it’s like to be loved
by you. You will go with us any-
where. You will find us where-
ever we might fall. Your care
is as constant as the sun.
As day outlasts night
and light outlasts dark,
being in this life with you
eases the burdens of living.
This excerpt is from my book of poems in progress, Unadorned.
Check out Mark’s Events page at http://threeintentions.com/events for Mark’s upcoming in-person and online events.
July 9, 16 & 23: You Don’t Have to Do It Along: The Net of Friendship. A 3-session virtual webinar guided by Mark Nepo 1-2:30pm ET/10-11:30am PT. Details at Live.MarkNepo.com.
Aug 4-6: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Aversity, Weekend Retreat. (web link)