what got done today
poem by frank wolfe on august 1, 2014
with the sun blazing in dubai
construction workers built a mirrored tower
and wiped adam's sweat from their brows.
a child in detroit dug through a dumpster
and smiled at his luck when he found
a half eaten happy meal and three cigarettes.
two red haired neo-hippie chicks
skipped their health class and instead
went for ice cream: rum raisin and strawberry.
all the monks in a mid montana monastery
planted acres of snap peas
and silently prayed for the salvation of mankind.
nan went to the new grocery store in beijing
and loaded her cart with organic vegetables
while hawks flew circles over mounds of e-waste.
every single living human being breathed
many smiled and had clean water to drink
and poets mowed the lawn because they had to.