Thirst grew with each breath
Inhaling sand as if air
Dry, Hot, Course
Burning Burning Burning
The unquenchable thirst of desire.
Praying for a grain of sand to become a drop of water
Drip Drip Deluge.
The Thirsty ones held out cupped hands
Drank Drank Drank
And never had enough.
Sand in our bellies, water tumbling down;
The pit in our body grew:
Heavy Heavy Boulder
Thant none could move alone.
The brave one withdrew her hand
Empty Empty Hopeful
She grasped another’s empty hand
They gazed upon each other and the bond became an oath
For each to stop the struggling, reaching out an open hand
And one By one By one
As the last hand grasped the first the circle was complete
Whole Strong United
The Circle breathed as one, as each breath touched stone within
Cracked Crumbled Softened
United breaths blew out the sand.
As they gazed upon each other, the circle filled with light.
No longer were they thirsty
No longer were they burdened
No longer were they empty
Each breathe, each gaze, each grasping of a hand
United them as one filled with light and hope and God
Together the circle spoke as one
Serenity Courage Wisdom .