Entering the Bright World

[For two voices.]

Close-up image of several blades of grass coated in small ice crystals. The sun is visible between the blades, and the crystals create a small rainbow.

Let us enter this sacred sanctuary
the way a soft infant enters the
bright world:
   squinting in wonder
   holding to another
   taking it all in. 
Let us open all our senses
and let our synapses spark
one connection after another
   as we make sense of the world
   and find joy with each other
   and follow the instinct to play.