Civility

 

What if the world gathered

In small circles

As it gathers now

But the smaller circles valued

The way they’re not

Not now, given the searches for

Celebrity,

For trending items that for now

Must matter more

 

What if we enjoy the ones

We really know

And see home places that are

Modest but loved as

Palaces

 

Not exhaling compromise

But sing a celebration

Often

Of what we have,

We are,

We are

 

Change to make it better

To hear a crying need

To know who’s next door because

That’s virtue and delight

In community

For all the ones who struggle

To have any

 

I don’t mean Americana

I mean Earth

All Americas

And every continent

Living

As it were

As we are

At home

 

C L Couch

 

 

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