Where Are We?

Where are we

When the hand holds out to shake a foreign hand?

Where are we

When our lips spread and teeth flash graciously?

Where are we

When a child’s tears water our shoulder, or our chest?

Where are we

When we cradle a fragile head as it expels its last breath?

Where are we

When the feral animal snaps a piece of food from our fingers?

Where are we?

Some say we are in Heaven,

Some say we are in Paradise.

If it was Heaven would these needy beings not exist?

If it was Paradise would there still be suffering?

I say it is more than that.

It is the Universe, and we are the celestial

Stars made manifest.

So welcome Home.

 

© 2018 Valerie Hathaway

 

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