After the Storm

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

 

AFTER THE STORM

 

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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