What is the measure of a beating heart?

What is the measure of a beating heart?

The world is watching;
history will remember these days,
hope and courage failing,
fears fierce, ripples,
horrific hiding from death.

Sorrow-laden and numb to the chill.
Evil showing off.

The golden leaves sway in the wind,
supple in their strength.
Force-field of light and shadows, float.

Hang on to the branch as long as you can and when your grip fails, fall gently to earth.

Baby steps--change the world from your place of peace.

© Christine Salkin Davis, 2018

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