Why Not A Miracle?

Why not a miracle?
We could use several right about now

There are people that we love
Whose company brings delight
Whose lives have meshed with ours
Who have made our hearts light

Some are ailing now, 
some are failing now
Why not a miracle?

 so very, very hard to face this landscape
Beauty ripped from the earth 
Relentless bulldozer's hungry, greedy  pursuit

We could use a miracle
A restraining order
Cease and desist
We're not ready for any of this

The land won't ever be the same
The land can't ever be the same
The contours of the space We loved
Forever gone, gone forever

Smiles and laughter in the rear view mirror 
As we are dragged without a say
Into this barren unforgiving space
Of undesired decay

This shifting shape of loss
Of waking up to less
Ripeness shrivelling
Certainty wavering
Meaning what was meant
Remodelling intent

Another bloody detour


We need another and another and another daybreak
There's much much more love to make
Another and another and another birthday cake

Where have all the flowers gone?

There are places we have known 
 others waiting to be shown
Plucked from memory
Banned from possibility
Bitter bon bons melting away
No sweetness here
All joy and grief in a blender
Return to sender

We could use a miracle
Why not a miracle?