Draw a circle around yourself, they say
Trace your finger in the air and say a prayer
And this is your sanctuary
Your protected place
Join your body to your soul
In supplication to the almighty
Let Earth be part of your litany
And draw your circle
On sacred ground
Encompassing all you hold dear
In the fading light
Of an increasingly troubled world
Draw your caim, and know
That you and yours are held in the hand
Of a loving and merciful Father.
Caim – sanctuary, an invisible circle of protection, drawn around the body with the hand, to remind one of being safe and loved, even in the darkest times.