I have seen sunrises over distant oceans, the fogs flowing and shifting, as dreams of the night faded.
I have seen infants laugh as they first suckled on their mother’s breasts.
I have seen hearts bursting with the first kiss of lips knowing that that kiss
Would be theirs for a lifetime.
I have seen worn feet crossing thresholds of home.
I have seen hurricanes blow across the face of life
Leaving only the knowledge, the certainty, the kiss:
Life can be rebuilt.
Ships moored at docks, fresh, and broken, from hurricanes,
Crews knowing they have come home.
I have seen wives weeping,
Children laughing, strong men on their knees.
I have seen a thousand other things
With no hope at all.
Why do I see you now,
And know I am home?