Returning home

(for Eva)

When, on crystal-clear nights,

the Milky Way clouds the center of the sky

and the universe responds to my awe

with shooting stars,

I am often reminded

of the joy I see, returning home

when you come running,

small arms and soft cheeks

toward me.

(c) Copyright 2001. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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