Here's what I wrote . . .
Speech to the Forlorn; Speech to the Awe-Invited
by Maureen Young Ingram
Say to them, say to the empty-hearted
the joy deniers,
"spend five minutes laying on the grass and watching the clouds,
you will know there is so much more than you."
You should dare to be still,
feel the embrace of slowing down.
Notice a newborn's fingernails,
see a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis,
watch creek water rushing over rocks after a rain.
You can only marvel.