President’s Day 2017

By, Alice J. Becker



Despite the rain

Despite the clouds bleeding

Sadness in the sky

Despite the president

This president’s day:


Heather  waves  lavender

Primroses shout  impertinence

And  hellebores shake their cup-shaped

Blossoms  in the sharp air

Like fists unclenching

All ready to help  with the battle

Despite the chill of this day.