which left the Pleiades

2000 years ago

arrived just when

a Mayan’s eye

peered upwards

through the stone shaft

of the Temple of the Jaguar Sun.

Other rays

began their earthward journey

before I even existed

to meet my eye

in the expanse of desert sky

after Vigils.


sets out from God

before I need it

rushes light-years toward me

meets me the very moment I fall.

When it arrives

I am there.

Sr. Sheryl Frances Chen, OCSO