love hard, love fierce

our work is 
building community
making love in a world 
without gun violence
without sexual assault
without prejudices
with my imperfect self
i see into this creek
so very clear
a living foundation 
mindful of what matters
connection with others
as our authentic selves
makes for solid friendships 
for our work is listening
truly paying attention
is a most wonderful act of kindness
supporting each other to be our best
nurturing our children to be their best
so that we can tell them, 
yes, simple goodness 
has a natural rhythm 
in our world