It is a gathering together,

a time to hang on to

the sanctity of what we

are, not what we think

we can be in another time.


This is the now of us,

though there will be many

nows to come, and not all

the same, for the parts

will not stay as they are

even if who we are remains.


Let us savour this together 

and remember where the

spirit is that fills us up

with enough to take us

forward to an uncertain day.