Dear Friends

It is the ache
and honor
of those you
have touched

to join you uninvited

to fathom the unfathomable
to grieve the grievous

to go where none
would ever choose
except thrust by must.

And so we
sit and stand
sit and stand
pray and question prayer
moan and mumble
weep and wonder

in love and sorrow
in longing
and in light

with you.