Peace, may we have peace,
Black, white, Chinese,
folks selling barbecue
From backs of trucks on country roads.
May we have compassion,
For doctors and dentists and hookers,
And chief financial officers,
For gated communities and homeless shelters,
For law enforcement officers, for thieves,
For all who breathe the free air around us,
For all who feel the sun and rain on their weary backs.
May there be candles,
Candles adding their soft light
To the gentle beams of the Solstice moon.
May there be light,
May there be peace,
May we love one another.