Open arms


I stretch out
my arms

and bear
your cross

Your fear
that wells up and overflows

your sorrow
that haunts

the most awful pain
you endure

and you cause
I embrace

I gather into myself
with open arms

to swallow it
in love

I drown your No in my Yes
to a deeper Yes

The grave itself I smother
in love

until there is
nothing left

but Yes
and still

even later and always
my open arms

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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