Give your silence
in tribute to the One in labor.
Pay your respects to Her pain, Her effort.
Fast in solidarity with Her, for She will not replenish or satisfy
Her own needs until the laboring is complete.
Lend Her your strength,
your encouragement, your gratitude,
for She who set the cosmos in order now needs
all of its energies to birth a Reconciliation that will be peace
to the mountains and the people alike.
Stay awake in the night.
Keep Her company through long hours,
for Her pain multiplies as the time of birth approaches.
Comfort Her when she cries; plead with Her not to give up Her laboring.
Wait … Wait … Wait.