I went to the mountains to grieve.
My dog beside me…

Friend invited friends,
A virtual circle of prayer.
At the same time,
In the same place….
Far but near,
For the earth-shaken people of Nepal.


I closed my eyes.

It came to me gently, quietly.


I reached out to Nepal.
l put my arms around a mother,
A child, a brother,
My love.

They hugged back.

We embraced.

(for Doug)

-Barb Yondorf