Friday, December 31, 2010

Other Traps

that's about enough of 2010
oh we don't suffer much our
little aches and pains befit
our age and peculiar habits
she has her barn and garden
I my studio and books but
what a misery in the world
if you believe the news at all
there is a downward trend
not what anyone expected
I was schooled in optimism
after all we had won the war
without any personal damage
but latterly war is permanent
and the planet mocks control
if we don't blow ourselves up
other traps we set will spring
earthquake floods eruptions
to consume our pitiful works
meanwhile lucky lives go on
beauty has its seasons too
such grace to be unafflicted
praise light that will return
and we still alive to see it

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