Today, in my mind, I stood alone
at the edge of the universe
and looked into the infinite, wordless wisdom -
towards earth, always
awed by its colors
this gift hung by God in the night sky
about the size of my hand -
glad to call it home from this distance.
Closer, more cluttered
now the creatures of earth
the buildings and the roads
and compassion replaces awe -
I wish to fill the universe with
this compassion and bring the clarity
from the edge of the universe
But I cannot.
In the garden, so much lost -
until I look into the face of the first spring flower.