My first thought at this week's prompt is a book by Kate Wilhelm Welcome, Chaos which I highly recommend. Sometimes we need, desire, welcome, "bad" things, because they are a gateway to something better.
she will not speak its name,
cannot ask directly, or say aloud
her fearful hope,
but she murmurs occasionally
of ‘a way,’ ‘a means,’
to choose the end,
control that final moment,
say 'when' and ‘welcome.’
November 29, 2008
Today's photo "Last Light in Autumn" was taken by me, early November 2008.
For more excellent poems on the theme of "welcoming" see One Single Impression Sunday November 30, 2008.