Let there be Light

by Kevin T. McEneaney

Every red dawn is an experiment

for you, your family, humanity,

and the hero, as Homer once proclaimed.

Every spider you meet during your day

deserves a celebratory hello,

as well as brief flirtation with kindness

before we hurl ourselves into the tasks

we struggle with through improvisation,

or rules, and patterns of necessity.

Each day one wakes to sunlight is a gift,

a stark gift beyond imagination,

or anything we’ve done to deserve it.

We wake amid a giant cosmic web

beyond our comprehension or belief.