and the light
thunder in her ears
oh God oh God oh God
grass under her bare feet apples sweet-tart
maggie's laugh judith's peach fuzz silk baby powder sweet
dry warm daddy's hands
oh God oh God oh
wind on her face snowflakes ice
firefly wink summer and spring
oh singing water on her skin
chickens burbling feathers soft and smooth warm egg
carl oh carl blue eyed boy rick warm scratchy cheek
daryl bittersweet strong moonshine bite
crackle-flames-smoke sweet carol roses
stars so many stars maggie mama daddy
darkness darkness darkness
Finally, a pinpoint of light.
"I'm here, Bethy. Don't be scared, angel."
And the light chased the darkness away.
/1 Dec 2014