Cheers to the causes that bring us together
as unlikely allies — and blessings on the bread
that keeps us seated around the same table.
Cheers to the wounds that humble us all
to ashes — and blessings on the deep cup
that revives us to show up for another day.
Cheers to the sword that bars heaven from
the taint of hell — and blessings on the prayers
that bleed between us to repair Eden again.