We are poised right
before the election.
Millions have cast their ballots.
Millions more ready to stand in line.
One week from tonight,
we millions will watch returns,
hoping to avoid chaos,
complaints of voter fraud,
in a state with 100% mail-in ballots.
Election night one week away.
Meanwhile a friend's mother dies of covid;
what will transpire on those days
between election and inauguration?
How many Executive Orders will transform
what once was built slowly?
I'd rather sit by a pond
to watch a white egret
find a quiet place to stretch his wings.