and my children called me to come to them,
be out of their way,
and for a moment i wanted to run to them!
my love for them boundless, unstoppable.
and then i paused.
and i realized that i am with them now.
and i spoke,
“hush now, my dear ones, i am here.
now is for me to prepare your home.
for where would you sleep? our time is near”
and as i listened, they became present.
and the fear of not having our time dissipated.
and the sound of our impatience silenced.
and we got to be in love now.
– Nisha Moodley