purple and yellow
delicate spires and broad leaves
but contrast succeeds
when we are free to disagree,
we make each other stronger
Copyright 2018 Brenda Davis Harsham
Notes: Let’s stop shouting each other down, refusing to hear each other, and acting as if human beings are rabid wolverines. Most of us are gentle folk with a love of family and respect for the world. When we come together is when we are strongest. Congressional hearings, presidential missteps and burgeoning indictments are not who we are, they are a side show distracting from what really matters, our country’s strength in unity.