Journey's Eve

Faith’s ocean down to a single drop:
Who are we and why are we
walking to the world’s end?

We wonder
if we are small enough to become large,
if we are ready to cross a desert plateau.

Doubt divides us.
We are eager and tender.

We cannot awake, dreaming
of a fountain of spring water.

We cannot sleep:
will this yearning birth
wide-awake wonder?