linusI wanted to go for a walkBut the rain cameIn waves in swellsLike it was pouring straightOut of my heart my soulBut it was MY sadness(And my happiness)So I smiled and said, “Yes.”To it all.

To myself and the contradictionTo the desert and the oceanTo the mountain and the valleyTo freedom and the prisonTo solitude and communityTo the absolute and the uncertainI said and say, “Yes!”To it all.Now, I walk down the aisleMost Sundays and renew my vowsTo Christ and to myself and to theWork while Mary watches over meWith Saint Michael on Her rightAnd God…well. He must be up thereSomewhere pleased with himselfChuckling as he whispers, “Yes,”Over us all.