January 3, 2021 @ Ledges State Park
In a year of world-wide sorrow
Either one of us might have derailed
Without the four-leggeds.
They kept us moving and laughing every day,
Motivated to continue to work,
Gladdened to retreat home,
Inspired by dream-filled nightly recovery.
Blessings counted, generosity replenished, masks up, forward.
Healing beyond borders, and bones, and ballots,
Holding each other and you ever closer in the turn,
With exceedingly grateful hearts.