What’s Worth Staying Up For

To place a ragged and gently moistened towel,

On the feverish brow of your child; To rub his back,

Until you both awaken, hours later, fever gone, Bathed in Sun’s rays.


To summertime fish in the light of a kerosene lantern,

Your sister only feet away, trying to make sense of meteors and love,

of what made us each the way we are, the way we chose to be.


To feel love, to watch the Universe crossing the street,

To be present when the Healing occurs,

These are worth being up for - for God’s sake, stay awake!

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