For Cathy

On a cold November day,

Your favorite month,

I’m at my desk —

Unsettled, out of sorts..


The calm grey skies

Shattered by senseless violence.

Our leaders’ calculated opportunism

In service of political advantage is

Reflected in cruel indifference

Rationalized as the pursuit of happiness.


You and I have worked to build a

Life fueled by warmth

And decency and love.


With our friends

We take steps

To continue the conversation

That leads to a better world


Not always easy,

Sometimes silly,

Often fun.


November 16, 2017


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