Wednesday, January 03, 2018


may hope
   be the button
   to close tight the
   fear-buffeted coats
   of so many;
may justice
   be the button
   pushed by those
   longing to be lifted
      out of oppression;
may grace
   be the button
   taken out of the jar
   on the desk,
   to be shared
   with a stranger;
button, button,
who’s got a
© 2018 Thom M. Shuman

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