A New Year’s Toast Jan. 1, 2021
why don’t crows sue
or daffodils shun beauty contests
or oceans kick out whales
to welcome elephants?
why harvest togetherness from
seed sown in a rough wind?
why burn the free fuel of laughter
and let our axe blades rust?
why use smiles to tie opinions to posts
why keep our vicious pets inside?
everyone saddle up to the bar
this party begins with a toast
and let it freely flow
this wine of why we are here