Nuevo Mexico

We do not have much.
Dollars or bananas.

We have plenty of sunshine
but not enough water.

We do not have war
but we do not have peace either.

Scarcity makes things valuable
and sometimes sacred.

We have plenty of religion
with all of its trappings.

That brings up the paradox
of an overabundance of religion

in a free market
should have little to no value.

I will not point that out
to the Catholic priests

the Protestant ministers
or any other spiritual representatives.

When rain arrives
the sky offers us two rainbows

to make up for all the days
the sky is blue and dry.

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney

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