Let us build a living space
Amidst the barbed wire and rusting fences.
Here, from its steel embrace
Emerge from ancient sleep
Dreams that survive the morning light.
Here, words interlace
Spoken from the head and heart
And in its uttering, breath new life.
Let us build a clearing space
Amidst this tangle of brush and fallen leaves.
Here, with farseeing gaze
Conjure new fables
New landscapes among the ruins of dead seas.
As one, shape a sacred space…
Amidst the dying embers of burnt-out fires
Here, grounded on the ashes
Grace flickers anew.