by Kevin T. McEneaney
Every red dawn is an experiment
for you, your family, humanity,
and the hero, as Homer once proclaimed.
Every spider you meet during your day
deserves a celebratory hello,
as well as brief flirtation with kindness
before we hurl ourselves into the tasks
we struggle with through improvisation,
or rules, and patterns of necessity.
Each day one wakes to sunlight is a gift,
a stark gift beyond imagination,
or anything we’ve done to deserve it.
We wake amid a giant cosmic web
beyond our comprehension or belief.