From The Poetry Alarm Clock:

It’s just a ball of purple yarn
crocheted together.
Yet entwined in each loop are
wishes, hopes, prayers.

And if you look closely you can see
a great cloud of witnesses
arranged as arms and shoulders
ready to enfold you
and wipe away each tear.

Cover up.
Stay warm.
Feel our love.
Feel His presence,
All in a wisp of wool.