Thursday, January 2, 2014

I reach toward her light

grandparent permanence

grandparent permanence--
that’s what I hope for now
within our one-year-old grandson,
his sense that we still exist
even when out of eyesight,

yet further how I want us to be for our grandchildren
is as anchor to this world to keep them steady,
a presence within them that murmurs of unconditional love,
and faith that the tough right choice will be made,
that the enormity of worth within each of them
can and will be uncovered and released,

my grandmother was a star
in the firmament of my earliest realities,
and part of the best of who I am
comes from reaching toward the brightness of her light.

by Henry H. Walker
December 28, ’13

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