The Moment

To Dan, with a heart full of gratitude 

We never really know what waits

like sunlight in the gloom      we never

really understand the promise     as we

walk into a room and hear a voice      and see

a face     and feel

something we’ve never felt

before      a kind of grace    acceptance   more

an understanding     fusion   the kind

of feeling that you get

when life’s demanding more of you

than you believe you have

to give and suddenly

a hand extends

strong    competent     and sure

finding yours     and tells you with the power

of its grip       that all those days and nights

when you were lost    misunderstood     and felt

alone      are just a memory

this hand    this man

this moment      leads you home

– Susan A. Katz (All rights reserved)

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