You can help yourself…

Do something good today…

Hand me that hammer

This lightening sky pulls my eye

upward from newly darkening earth.

Our troubled plain

has no points of light just now.

We face fears, terrors, hates, imprecations,

repudiations, exclusions…

Too many gulfs appearing,

too few bridges imagined

in the grim thoughts of too many.

I will build one bridge today,

I welcome this lightening sky

to ease my work.

November 9, 2016

[I wrote this poem on November 9, 2016, when the dreadful results of the presidential election were confirmed. Eight months later, I’m filled with disgust and fear. I try to do a good thing every day. That’s good for me and for America. That helps to keep me sane. It helps to keep me focused on November 6, 2018.]

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