If fire is honor, then we’ll stand and let it burn.
Hot and loud as it calms into a deep burning midnight.
Popping and clapping its truths.
Glowing red and warm; a blanket of appreciation.
Shadows of flames dancing on our faces as we gather around and listen.
If water is pure,
let us strip off these pretenses and plunge in.
Washing away all of the expectations.
Easing the heavy weight from our bones, bathing us fresh and new.
If the earth is nakedness,
let us run.
Let us take to the fields and carry ourselves to the edges of sight.
Let us stomp our feet in the dust,
to the sound of drums.
Like the children who still live hidden away
under the layers piled on our hearts.
Let us uncover these wounds and expose them to the open air for healing.
If the stars are mystery,
let us follow their lead.
Surrendering our proud explanations and false humility.
Gazing upon the vastness and treasuring the wonder that we are so eager to dismiss.
If the moon is lonely,
let us be a friend.
Let us set ourselves aside and turn our faces toward each other.
Let us see what we don’t want to see.
Let us forgive and be forgiven.
If the sun is victory,
let it burn brilliant and forever.
Let us turn our faces upward in unison to soak up the radiance that is promised.
Let us lift our hands together in thanks.
moments away from an earned homecoming.
Finishing strong and whole.