After the Storm

    after the stormPhoto © 2020 by Robin Loznak; used with permission




    The sweltering day after police stormed peaceful protesters

    on Lafayette Square in broad daylight and without warning,

    the way the Blitzkrieg caught Europe off guard,

    I watch a small bird bathing joyously in a rain puddle—

    a reminder that even a storm brings blessings.


    John Smelcer is the inaugural writer-in-residence for The Charter for Compassion.

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