The Recipe For New Life

by Terry Sterrenberg

Open hearts
Open hands
A lot of Grace
A little panic
A lot of patience
Some impatience
Aggressive softness
Aggressive firmness
Lots of noise
A moment of silence
Time standing still
Time pushing
Life moving, slipping, sliding
A final squeeze
A cry


Living in relationship
The spark of love in any occurrence;
the green tips of skinny branches preparing to leaf;
the moment of potential before turning;
Life coming into being.