Dawn cracks, night fades and light rolls over crimson cloudy peaks gilding valleys
and villages.

God watches.

Sturdy Good-hearted Nick, no spring-chicken himself, cradles his ancient neighbor down the stairs which she can no longer negotiate.

Generous Gentleman Trooper Tom sends a dozen variegated roses to almost-forgotten friends
for no good reason but a good thought reason.

God listens.

Squeals of eager laughter on the big yellow buses, ferrying the hopes of tomorrow,
as Da-Glowed cross-walk volunteers
wave and guard them into the future.

Spiders are re-spinning their webs,
just-born babies are crying their arrival,
and tiny pigeons splash in their baths
on a gentle waterfall.

God approves.

Now, fresh-baking bread and fresh beginnings,
first-day-on-the-job, just-married,
paroled at last, (with a brown paper bag
of all her earthly possessions), while a dewy new-hire data-entry specialist sits at his keyboard, hoping to do better than yesterday.

Bustling subways, crowded cross-walks,
an early-morning supplicant whispering
on bended knee in a silent hospital chapel.

God smiles.

He gives all of us one more dewy-dawn-birdsong-chance to really make the world
a better place than we made it yesterday.

We could do it. All together now!
Push us to it, God, push us to it!

God nods approval.


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