you have asked me
to get into your little boat of grace,
such a small boat on such wide waters.
So gently you say:
You don’t need to know where we are going.
You don’t need to believe we will arrive,
You don’t even need to trust the boat.
You just need to get in.
Storms and calm,
both category 5,
bringing beauty and danger.
Advisory warning for anyone
either traveling or staying home
by any means other than grace,
which will be unaffected.
—January 18, 2018