dear turbulent world
come in, she said, i'll give you
shelter from the storm
i want to protect you.
all the displaced, those facing floods, fires,
blizzards, earthquakes, famine, all who long for shelter,
those desperate for medical attention,
safe water, a mouth full of food.
those suffering at the hands of natural disasters,
and so cruelly, at the hands of each other.
those caught in social injustice,
losing hope, homes, employment, possibilities.
i want to hold you, restore balance,
undo the horrors
of thoughtless, careless abuse
from the actions of us all.
wake up to each other in peace.
may we look into the faces of all that comprise
our days with love, courage, comfort, inclusion, responsibility.
may we wake up
please remember to visit each haiku, acknowledge them
with the gift of your words.
wake up to each other.
i am off early this morning and will visit each one of you
on my return.