if you knew my God, you would know why
why I toss my head back and laugh at the stars and falling snow
if you saw the doors and their beyond you would know why
why I linger in the doorway, why I watch the hinge–
you would see how beautiful, you would see the closing,
and when I proceed to the doors ahead
it is knowing these doors closed because there were greater beyonds intended.
and while watching for new doors to open,
I praise the Opener and the Closer in the hallway.