“in the desert, every thing
sticks, stinks or stings.”
we used to say, but nothing
sticks, stinks & stings as much
as the political divisiveness,
ideological chasm & ethical perils
that this country
has hunkered down into.
i would take the deceptive bareness
& downright humbling austerity
of a real desert any day over
the impoverishment of good will
among otherwise caring human beings
that we have been hearing
day after day since november’s election.
we need to make america grateful again
& safe for all neighbors, all our predecessors
& responsive to the needs of all
the generations yet to come. amen.