Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Yes we can

Dedicated to Barack Obama
New President of the United States

I have witnessed a new era
when people of all races
and creeds can dare to dream
in a color blind America

where hard work
and perseverance in an
atmosphere of peace,
friendship and civility
are earned and rewarded.

And where we can look
at our children's eyes
and say there is hope
for humankind...

in concert we will vow
yes, we can!

Sketchbook: a Journal for Eastern &
Western Short Forms
Vol. 4, Issue 1, Feb. 29, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

You can

You can
dare to dream big
if you but persevere,
the clear message from Obama

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Layoff Notice

harsh winter day
she tidies again
her almost empty desk
where earlier she received
her layoff notice

Friday, January 2, 2009

midnight chill
I wait for New Year

From my book, Rustle of bamboo leaves