Perhaps there is no greater thing
than to wait.
Through waiting we are humbled.
Our lofty thoughts
are brought back to earth,
and we see that we are hungry,
like little birds searching the sky for our mothers.
There is nothing to be done.
So we wait.
The world crashes and clambers around us,
tall trees cracking overhead in the violent wind.
And we huddle down in our nests,
wondering what is next.
Our hearts beating the time along,
breaking a little too.
The food we sought from our mothers,
comes instead through our own broken hearts:
glistening sap, streaming forth honey–
amber love on fire, made manifest,
feeding us from the hand of God.