Not a children’s story with zoo animals

What that long-ago rainbow meant
was that now
we are all called to be Noah
in our neighbor’s flood.

We are the boat-builders
of rescue for the frightened,
care for the homeless
and advocacy that does not cease

for all the damage being done
to the earth and its climate.

Look – the waters are rising
in Louisiana,
as they have in Wisconsin, New Jersey,
Maryland, Texas, West Virginia,

and the only ark is the love
we share –
with everyone who is living
where the water rises,

and our willingness to shape a future
where doves find a branch.

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One Response to Not a children’s story with zoo animals

  1. Terry Farish says:

    Beautiful words.

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