A Father’s Vow

As a father, I vow
to be there for you
’til the cows come home
and then some.

No matter what.

To be the lone light
that stays on all night
and through to morning.

To embody no-matter-what love.

To teach and to listen
and to be taught.
To pass on that which serves
and try to leave behind the rest.

To take good care
in those I put around you
’cause it takes a lifelong village
to raise a be-ing
and to allow you the space
to raise yourself some.

I vow love and only love.

To rise up beyond any & all bullshit in the world.

To make you feel at home as your loudest self,
to make you feel at home as your at-peace self,
and to have the most fun we can imagine
all along the path.

(10/28/2017 – Adams Point, Oakland, California)

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