I went to the red rock mesas
to be in ceremony
to grieve
for so many
with so many
for so much

I went to the red rock mesas
to sit on sacred grounds
to breathe – everybody’s birthright
to listen
to be in the field of a wide-open embrace
of the unbound love
for all life, every life
that ripples on and on and on

touching the wounding
the wounded
the wounders

holding the death
the dying
the spirits of the dead

feeling the rivers
of tears
and sorrow

hearing the dreamers
and the dreaming for change

awakening us to remember who we are
so we see with the eyes of the heart