Awake Waiting

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While we are waiting

awash in the worst

for the cycle to swing

again toward justice

and forward to singing

in the plainest harmony

let us stay awake and sane

Keeping even closer

to our shared spirit-heart

the shining hub of eternity

from which the ever

passing spokes of history

turn the great wheel

into the light.

Jeffrey Agnoli is an educator and poet who lives in Edgartown.