IMG_3234The Universe Is Calling

©2013 Louise Gallagher

The Universe greeted me this morning
showed up
in all its limitless possibilities
as sleep fell away
and I arose to meet the day.

Silently I slipped out of my bed
padded barefoot into the kitchen
and poured myself a glass of water
I stood and gazed out
at the predawn
of day

And in the silence
of that moment
I felt
the miracle
of life
flowing within me
I felt the life-giving force
of water coursing
through my veins

I stood by my kitchen window
and peered out into the dark
in the soft gentle glow
of the universe
calling me to rise
and shine.