Dios Bo’otik

Charles H. Harper

Ancient One,

before the Big Bang,

eternal, always, forever –

New One,


in every generation,

coming to newness

in each of us


our forbearers

gave you many names,

each too limiting

to encompass

your infinite mystery.

Forsaking all names,

or perhaps embracing

the cacophony of every

name, we come

into your presence

with thanksgiving

for our lives

and all that sustains us

through the joys and perils

of this mortal journey.


* The title is Mayan for “gratitude”