MayPoWriMo 9

To remember when 
your temporary absence

meant a slightly older
child throwing toys to

the younger child
in the playpen

to help them feel not
alone what abundance

you gave us to project
our gifts freely out there

with luck landing softly
in an ocean of loneliness

we can make less lonely
because of your love

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher