The Basket Woven

May we respond better to risks and dangers
with a beloved community 
who can be counted on 
as a woven basket 
that encompasses the gifts 
for protection, for honor, for ceremony, 
and for expressions of interconnectedness. 
May we prevail in our intentions 
to make a gift of the world 
to the next generations 
of beings living and nonliving 
that help it all come together for good.