The Gift


The Gift

by Ed Emswiler


I wish the best for each and all of us

of every religion and non-religion,

of every sex and predilection,

of every race and culture,

of every political persuasion

or socioeconomic status.


As we continue our journey of understanding,

That everything

is a gift.


That human kindness

and Love,

are the greatest gifts,

we are to learn

and take away.


It’s the inside

that counts.

In every leaf and grain of sand.

In each and all of us.


In memory of Doreen Hynd

December 24, 2023