A soft goodnight . . .
as night arrives and blankets all,
we take rest that is ours
and allow it to heal . . .
for it is no small thing given
but as with all, we use what is ours
and gently put the day to bed .
the night still arrives on tender paws
to silence even the heart’s beating.
it is a soft bed we enter. . .
the day will have its demands
with another morning borning,
still we use our hearts .
never to disregard thought,
but hearts must be followed.
so we take the night, love, and
wing it to the place of recovery and,
and bless. . . sometimes it is all we can do . . .
journal entry 6 april, 1989
photo Joe Hallissey Sr. 2012