Learning: The Cabinet hearings taught me what we’re up against;
I will use what I’ve learned to help short-circuit their moves.
They represent the exact opposite of what would be
the best leader for each cabinet spot.
Recently I searched for the Rough-legged Hawk &,
while I didn’t find her,
I learned the lay of the nooks & fields over which she perched, swooped, & hunted.
I’ll know where to look next time.
Astronomical happenings make me happy.
Penumbral lunar eclipse. A full Snow Moon. A comet.
Out of this world. If I’ve ever needed the long view,
a perspective, on what’s happening on Earth,
this is it and just at the right time.
So, stargazers, Melania, Resisters, Dems,Republicans, Falcon fans?
Take a deep breath & look out your bedroom window.
It’s a sweet celestial happening Friday, February 10th.
I examine current events the way I squint my eye at my cornfield
spread so beautifully with frozen cow manure studded with seed,
a banquet for, oh, frabjous day! Horned Larks.
The similarity ends with the studious scrutiny, however.
No elation, no lift of spirit when I tick through the chaos
careening to & fro in my dear country in the halls of power.
Not giving up, I will continue to