It was the longest, coldest winter
that I could recall,
like this process of peace,
cold and heartless at times; where
seemingly straight roads disguise treacherous icy dips
hidden from view by the misleading road signs
where even the most experienced driver can’t avoid
the pit falls and traps.
Cautiously, we venture down every avenue until eventually
we are re-rooted.
In our homes or other sane locations we find shelter
we may also find an inner peace –
that comes and goes like day and night.
So let history note: that we are a sensible people,
not idiots who know no other word than ‘NO’!