All of my transgressions,
Each ill-thought choice,
Come roiling to the surface.
A turbulent sea,
A battle in which I fear I may perish,
Thrown against the craggy shore of doubt.
As the dawn kisses the Earth each morning,
I am filled with hope renewed.
Another day has come,
Another opportunity to embrace life,
To forgive myself,
To be grateful,
To try again to be the person I know I can be.
Never perfect, always open to growing and learning until my last breath.
At last I remember,
Grace comes when we open the door wide,
Or maybe even just a crack.
And I awake humbled yet again.