Hungry and afraid they soldiered onward
Finding peace in the simplest of things —
A cumulus picture in the expansive blue afternoon sky,
The greening yard of an early Idaho spring,
Flowers, so beautiful, vivid, and real.
Heroically they survived the dying days
Of the greatest national empire of debt
The multiverse could create, yet
The vicious cycle would start anew, and
Somewhere an island pink palace exists.