Abounding Love

If the Milky Way appears dark
in patches, it is not because it is empty
but because it is full

the light
lost in the crowd of stars

I never knew that God too desires us,
writes Rumi

and truly—
luminescent plankton,
warbler feathers, amanita
spores

how could these be anything
but the touch

of the soft hand on our
backs in the night, saying

turn, turn