Note to mom

So much has changed

since you’ve passed,

the world’s a mess

that cannot last –


you’d never think

we’ve digressed this way,

where “equality and justice’

is something to say,

to remind each other

that it should apply to all,

for if it doesn’t,

we all take the fall.


Thank you God

as the end of 2016 nears I feel I need to say something positive as we go forward to 2017…

Thank you God

for all that’s right,

the flowing waves

the shining light

the wooded forest,

and sky so bright

the sound of birds

so sweet in flight

Thank you God

for all that’s right.