it's here
it's everywhere
in strangers whose letters occupy a page,
in dear ones our hearts hold onto so tightly.

there's no escaping
that's what has everyone scared
scared out of their minds

but if you take a step back
a large one, have it
you'll see that there's more
and that more makes it less

less scary
less big

if you take a large enough step back
you'll see a God

not a mean one
not a scary one
but a loving one,
a kind one

and when you really think about it

where's the sadness in that death?
if we get to see God's face?