January 8, 2021
Photo by Jamie Demetriou

A Poem by Jamie Demetriou

And it is at the time of nightshade that
I am truly alone with my thoughts
And in my thoughts are always of
connection, then gratitude follows
Here in this place I have been shown acts
of kindness, compassion, and 
unconditional love
In the shade of nightfall there is always 
light
In the shelter of friends there is always
hope
In the sharing of life’s journey there is 
a common thread
The common thread of humanity
The stories weave into a tapestry
Sewn together in this shelter that holds
and nourishes us
In my thoughts in the quiet of night I am 
overwhelmed by the richness of my life
And I give thanks

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