There was a day
Before the day you were born
I wandered in the aisles of the grocery store
I stopped at red lights
And drove through “good” green lights.
I heard birds singing
And saw flowers blooming
I read the news
Took a deep breath
And looked to the otters for hope
And to the bears and deers
And the quivering leaves of the young maple trees
So that I may remember
Where to look for truth and love.