Prayer for S—
Good morning, O Holy One
In my mind’s eye
I see the first pink streaks of the new dawn
illuminating your world.
But I am afraid to open my eyes
and perhaps see gray twilight dimming the corners instead.
I want to bargain for full sight –
Take my money, my chance for fame –
But you know these are slight and not my treasures.
Shall I trade a favorite food? A different sense dulled?
No, I already offer all that I cherish for your service.
Help me, God, to see with new eyes,
whatever the color of the light.
Virginia Gilbert December 2004
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