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Patience

"Patience" - 9/22/04

the angel
who you are
listens
involuntarily
to the universe
as her heart
beats
wisdom's
truth

the angel
who you are
speaks in a voice
strong and high
as the Mountain Sinai
blessed
and holy
brushing
sky

the angel
who you are
is generous
empathic
honey-sweet
always lifting
optimism's
broken wing
gently

as a child
you spoke up:
"I want to be
a doctor 'cause
they help others
like I've been
so much..."
but oh my
sweet sister

do you know
how you've been
such a
healing
human
person
lucky us
your prophesy
came true

and now
as I watch
you go through
such a trial
Kafka never
could have painted
I believe
karma's light
shines on

the angel
who you are
loving deeply
unconditionally
as the universe
holds her heart
in its
cradle

(patience)