It could happen any time, tornado,
earthquake, Armageddon. It could happen.
Or sunshine, love, salvation.
It could, you know. That’s why we wake
and look out – no guarantees
in this life.
But some bonuses, like morning,
like right now, like noon,
Quote: William Stafford, “Yes” in “The Way It Is”
Now has come, an easy time. I let it roll. There is a lake somewhere
so blue and far nobody owns it.
A wind comes by, and a willow listens gracefully.
I hear all this, every summer…
That lake stays blue and free; it goes on and on.
And I know where it is.
thank you, David Kanigan
Quote: William Stafford, from “Why I Am Happy” in Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford by Kim Stafford
Photo: Marie Lalanne Manzor