After the arrival
red sunrise squints through the fork of a tree;
troops splash off the steel ramp and up the beach;
grand children and their parents giggle at the door;
a politician on a sun-struck day takes the oath of office;
a new pastor gives his first fire and brimstone sermon;
teenage neophytes “do it” under the football bleachers;
a gold medal rewards years of solitary workouts.
The sun will rise tomorrow. . . .