Reaches back beyond beneath,
Opens a brazen swath of mind to
Remember the future at play, to
Awaken the births of the past.
Behold the spectral grace that sweeps
Over the teeming world of night,
Announcing creation's truth.
Let us pray
In wine-fueled wonder,
Singing the hymn of friendship.
- for Lynne and Lawrence, Suzanne and Sam, New Year's 2016