Hope: a poem

“Hope” 2013-05-03 14.54.12

Hope perches on the pinnacle of pause,
between inhalation and exhalation,
releasing retention, relying on a miracle
and discovering there is always more
for you and for all.

Fear stands vigilant atop a diaphragm dam
built by the specter of scarcity
and restricting the free flow of air
from sweeping you over the falls
in wild abandon into the deep pool of

by Fr. Tom Ryan

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