Glories

Why is America so obsessed
with being "great"?
Nations rise and fall
and are gone in a breath.
No nation is great.
What is great is the green earth
on which a nation rests
by the grace of Gaia.
Stop striving to be exceptional.
Start living each moment
with deeper attention
in the delicate ecology
of the commonplace.
Let's just be morning glories
tangled on an old
wooden fence.