December 29: “Magic”




Magic is very real.

It is just not

what they taught us it was–

like love.

Love is very real

but looks nothing like it did

when I was a child–

feels nothing like it did either.

Only when I saw our daughter

being born of water and blood

did I even begin to understand

I had much to learn.

Only when I whispered “thank you”

in my still grandmother’s ear–

her body still warm–

did I even catch a glimpse

of the pulse of life,

the deepest truth of all things.


SH 12/29/2019

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