Thursday, June 29

A Life Lived Fully

Beloved Mother, Geraldine 

Ticking Clocks
by Kathy Mackey

In time, you will struggle to

understand why a day can be

too long when you are grieving,

too short when you are joyful,

and without limit in your dreams.

You probably know these things

about time and its brother, endurance.

You probably feel these boundaries

as you grope in darkness for light.

If you’re like me, you may never understand.

You may, instead, realize that time

has become your friend, your taskmaster,

and the ticking hands of every clock

measure out heartbeats, breath and tears

until your shortest day on earth ends.

May all beings know Mother love, compassion, and peace.