as we gather…

i sit on the hood
of my car

staring out onto
a vast curtain of blue, purple
and veiled orange

the dusk breeze
whispers past my ears
with her occasional moan

the delight of waves
crashes below
eroded cliffs

seagulls laugh and chatter
as we gather

all of us adding
ourselves, one by one
to the chorus of silent observers

even the plants
who seem with great strength
to cling to the cliffs

they reach out toward
the infinite sky
rapt with attention

as we ~ all of us
gather one by one

all children
all expressions
of your joyous generosity

gathered along the edge
of your Presence
gathered to watch

Love embrace the horizon
and day greet night
with a starlit kiss