The Luxury of Thanks

The Luxury of Thanks
by David Eugene Perry

Hindsight is

2020

It has been said

and

2020 is almost 

Behind us 

While

Ahead

A new year dawns

A new dawn yearns

To have 

Hindsight that is

Not 2020

While

Ahead

A new year 

Is not yet

Here.

Here we are

Thanksgiving Eve:

People dying

People living

People hoping

People moping

People trying to 

Keep on keeping on

And yet….

With every breath

With every chance

To Breathe for those who “cannot breathe”

To live for those who no longer live

To take one second to say 

Thank You

To someone

To everyone who in

2020

Kept on keeping on

So that we have the luxury of saying

Thank you.