January 20th

Today I heard,
down the hall,
“prepare for
World War Three!”

And yet,
after school,
I saw piles of blankets
right in front of me.

I smelt felt
soft
and
warm.

Tasted contentment,
songs performed.
As students cut
and tied.

I feel
the power of now
overflowing from hearts
inside.

1-20-2017