it was almost closing time
there were only two other customers in the store
they were very intent on choosing their purchase
three items lay on the counter at checkout
was so tired
ready to go home

the two children came to pay for their purchase
given their amount the sister laid out all their coins
a handful of nickels and dimes were spread out before her
waiting, watching
there was an intensity, an anxiety
did they have enough?

the cashier counted it all out and said
5 more cents
the sister looked helpless
and a very simple offering
here, here is 5 cents
was met with a relieved
oh thank you!

little brother stood by not understanding
but trusting
they left the store as the few items on the counter were gathered up
they had waited outside
 the young girl stepped up and again said, thank you so much!
the reply was, you are welcome, have walked in your shoes before

little brother was struggling to open their pack of gum
not understanding but trusting
then it occurred, was a pack of gum when at their age
not just 5 cents? 

gagi     07/29/23

White Cosmos

White Cosmos
there was a rose bush planted
by the entry near the road
the tag on it named it Love
and this was to be its code
all summer it bloomed
and into the fall
red and scented blossoms
to be shared with all
surrounding the roses
was a circle of white
representing the cosmos
and yes you are right
named white cosmos
it reminds us of how to live
growing and sharing our love
is the greatest gift we give
gagi        10/18/22


and the question can be asked
what is it we place before anything else?
can there be any other answer than
we are created by love
we are born into love
we are nurtured by love
the greatest gift we can give
is love
the blessings of awareness
we are unique particles in
the ocean of infinite love
as below, so above
as above, so below
whole, wholeness
as love
gagi     10/13/22