But now had arrived
and unwrapped like a gift —
The embrace at the door,
the loud laughter in the twilight greying,
the clock ticking down after the still —
all unearned —
her here at all.
So after the turkey and Aunt Eileen’s pie, she’d written it down and taped it up,
to remember when everything would spin fast for the more —-
how they had had already received Godsends,
how a Tree had hung with Love and redeemed everything and now felt like glory in her lungs,
how they had so much to be thankful for.
” ‘Give thanks’
& give is a verb, something that we do:
That our thanks-giving might literally become thanks-LIVING.”
The entire storied post is over here today