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L’Arche Life Is (An Original Poem)

L’Arche Life Is

Diet coke obsessions.
Streamers and signs for celebrations.

Spontaneous jump roping.
The way he thinks I know everything.

The art of walking slowly.
The way she hugs me unexpectedly.

The endless dishes I’ve washed.
The dirty floors I’ve mopped.

More tired than I’ve ever been.
The way he calls me friend.

Hard lessons in community.
The way we choose to love anyway.

Unexpected grace.
The way he says my name.

The art we made.
The words we prayed.

The sacredness of this moment.
The life we have chosen.

The feeling that we belong.
This place we call home.