Sunday, November 02, 2014

I Believe in Heaven

The Ebola nurse
and her spaniel
after between apart
for three weeks

or the soldier father
back from Afghanistan
seeing his
toddler daughter
talking for the first time

both elicit
the same tears.

The natural response
of such reunification
is primal:

we existed
before we were born
in the infinite,
together with God,

Bringing us down
to this blue planet
makes us
human and alive
and finite.

I believe in heaven
because I believe
in the power of

everyone finally
together again,
awash in a mist
of embraces, laughter
and tears
of thankfulness.


  1. i believe in that coming back together....and i have hope for it...
    the whole ebola thing...its all over the place here...and people
    are pretty ignorant about what they are saying about it....

  2. Anonymous2:53 PM

    I do so hope you're right.