It is the end of yet another year
Friends and family are scrambling
Gifts are flying off shelves
We are deeply grateful
Though an extraordinary year is ending
Surreal in its actions and content
Technology, market, and climate change
Arrest us slap in our faces
We thoughtfully make peace
When we waken tomorrow
It will again be a shock
To wonder how we strayed
Where we began to get off-course
How did we get it so wrong?
Perhaps it is time to step back
And give respect to those who are needing
A thought of well-being
We can do this.
Heal, dear America.
Heal, precious Earth.