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      Thanksgiving

 

Thank you I am not waking up

in a tent

looking at the Penobscot

shivering

 

Thank you I am not at the border

in sweltering heat 

wondering if they will ever find

my child

 

Thank you that I don’t have to place

both hands on the wheel

when a policeman stops me for a

broken tail light

 

Thank you I can work safely at

home on my computer

without risking my life on a

crowded bus

 

Thank you, my identity is not

 an “illegal”

praying every night that

DACA will hold

 

Thank you I can afford

medical insurance

when for so many, rent

comes first

 

Thank you I don’t hear the

slamming of a prison door

that echoes retribution

instead of restoration

 

Thank you, my feet can walk beaches

and wooded trails

when so many suffocate in a

world of cement 

 

Thank you that I am not on the

beach in Puerto Cabezas

sobbing for my house that

Iota swept away

 

Thank you for the presence of

God in all people

for we can not hope to save

Your creation alone

 

                                    Robert Bach

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