Holding Breath

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.

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