And then it happened

The time came

For a soft exhale

Deep within eternal silence

A gentle recall, a turning around

And the soul stirred

Unfolding and awakening

Out of its long journey

Carrying the fragile and precious

From all it had learned

After eons of soul-searching

Beginning to remember

To breathe life back towards its own body


And the heart knew

And recognised the subtle change

The new flow of direction

And held its beat to listen

For the loved voice

That it waited for

That it longed for

For the time had come

For its own soul

To turn towards itself

To come home

Mary Gallagher