It was August, mile four,
one of my long walks.
Quiet, peaceful, simple,
thoughts fired into memories.
Feeling, from all those years ago,
the shade of grandparent trees,
porch time with Sallie and Henry.
The memories thick as fireflies
on such a Mississippi evening.
The red and white kitchen table,
the window behind the bench at that table.
oh my, the cupcakes!
I was safe, then,
Still, there’s safety in the present,
but no one else must hold the pearl.
Yes, that was a tender time,
open and wide.
I was safe, because?
Because of love,
because of love, unconditional.
In such safety,
every little thing
The source of meaning was from without,
graciously held by those showing me
the pearl of great price,
the Trueness within.
And from within,
now meaning flows.
Then, every little thing had meaning.
Now, up to me it is
to know meaning in