It is enough
to be still and soft
and gentle with
for awhile.

This human thing
can be achingly hard- –
hearts break,
we make mistakes,
we punch our way through
thick layers of dark,
to try and find
our sight.

What’s most important
is not when we fall,
or fail, but only 
that we try to rise- –

Hope strides invisible,
and it still guides these days,
helping us stand
and stretch towards
the light.