Thank you to the judges at the 2021 Solano County Fair for awarding this poem 3rd place.
Awe Births Hope If we bathe in awe at the universe, finding gratitude in what we have, hope will crowd out the fear. A million desires flood your television of the ways you can purchase fitting in, but your heart has the clearest vision. Look instead to the beauty of the sunrise, the majesty of the hummingbird, and the silent strength of the trees. Tune out the noise of the world and tune in to your spirit. Listen to its quiet yearnings. It only desires love, stability, and peace. May we work towards all three.