Collage Image by Susan Greenler
On the brink, earth holds its breath for
The unveiling. First the inhale, remembering
All that has passed, then the exhale, slowly releases
So there is room for something new.
Awaiting an inoculation of hope,
A promise of something different.
What it takes to envision change is no more and
No less than the effort it calls forth.
Swelling in the body, the depths of the soul
Is a new dream from an old dream
Affirming the moral arc of the universe.
And the will of the people rises to the
Occasion of liberty and justice for all.